Garlic Hummus

Hummus is one of those recipes that can be made in so many ways. I like a good classic garlic hummus with some delicious pita chips.

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Hummus is one of those recipes that can be made in so many ways and there is no right or wrong way. Personally, I like a good classic garlic hummus with some delicious pita chips.

If you go to the store, you can often find hummus already made in the deli section or near the produce. There are so many flavor options. Those can be a great place to get some ideas for what you might like. My brother-in-law gave me this recipe a while ago, and it’s the only way I make hummus. Justin will make it with red peppers sometimes, and other ingredients. But garlic hummus is my preferred method.

When making our own hummus, we can make it exactly how we want it. Most of the ingredients for a basic hummus are easy to find at almost any grocery store. The only thing I have a hard time finding is the Tahini, so I order that from Amazon. It seems expensive, but you use so little of it for each batch that it lasts a long time. I’ve had the same bottle for at least a year now. Which makes me think I should probably check if there is an expiration date!

A few months ago we went to a farmer’s market in our neighborhood. There was a couple set up with at least a dozen varieties of hummus as well as naan, pita bread, and pita chips that were all homemade. They let us try a few samples, and we bought the spinach hummus. It was a little strange because it was green. But the spinach was not overwhelming, and the boys both liked it too.

Step by Step

Hummus really could not be any easier to make. I use a magic bullet to blend everything, but you could also use a regular blender. The magic bullet cups are a perfect size for the amount in this recipe and it blends everything together nicely.

The chickpeas need to be drained before adding them to the blender. You also need two tablespoons of the juice, so make sure to set that aside. I may have done this a time or two, and I add water instead. You just lose a little bit of the flavor when that happens.

Add all of your ingredients to your blender and give it a good shake. Turn the blender on and blend until you have your desired consistency. I like my hummus to be on the thicker side. Make sure that all of the chickpeas have been crushed so you don’t get chunks of them in the hummus.

When serving the hummus, make a small well in the middle. Add about a tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with a bit more paprika. We like to use pita chips or pita bread for dipping, and have also used fresh vegetables as well. I have a recipe for homemade pita bread that you can try.


Originally Published On: February 28, 2017

Last Updated On: July 23, 2019


Garlic Hummus

Hummus is one of those recipes that can be made in so many ways. I like a good classic garlic hummus with some delicious pita chips.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Greek
Keyword chickpeas, dip, garlic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 41kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp chickpea juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 dash paprika


  • Drain chickpeas, reserving 2 tbsp of the chickpea juice
  • Add all ingredients to a blender (I use the magic bullet)
  • Blend all ingredients to desired consistency, making sure all of the chickpeas have been crushed
  • When serving, make a small well in the hummus and add a small amount of olive oil and sprinkle with paprika if desired
  • Serve with pita chips, pita bread, or fresh vegetables to dip


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg

View Comments (44)

  • I could never say no, to a good hummus dip. I did not know it was so easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • I haven't heard about garlic hummus before but it looks yummy. The recipe you gave is detailed and easy to follow. I hope I can be capable of making this dish soon!

    • Garlic hummus is my favorite flavor of hummus! It's very easy to make as long as you have the ingredients.

  • Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!

  • Usually I just go out and buy my hummus. But this looks delicious here. I would love to be able to make it at home. And things mostly taste better home made. I will have to try this out.

    • We bought it from the store for a long time too. Mostly because the tahini isn't always easy to find. But I ordered a bottle on amazon and it will give you at least a dozen batches from one container.

  • I am not a big garlic fan, but that hummus looks so delicious! I think I might just give it a try this weekend!

  • I am not a fan of hummus but my husband LOVES it! So I will definitely try this for him! I'm sure he'll love it!

  • I have to agree with your brother-in-law; I love roasted red peppers in my hummus! This recipe sounds delicious and easy, perfect for a party.

  • I am defiantly going to be trying this soon! My family and I love hummus and pita-read or little sour dough bites. I never really knew how to make hummus so I never tried to in fear of messing it up so thank you!

    • I've never tried it with sourdough bites, that sounds delicious! It really is so easy to make, and you can add anything else for flavors that you like.

    • My boys are hit or miss on whether they will eat it. Sometimes they do, other times they won't. It's so nutritional, that's awesome your toddler will eat it!

  • My husband is Israeli and LOVES hummus. I used to make it all the time at home until we started buying it from Aldi. The recipe I used was similar to this though, and really delicious. I have no doubt your recipe is amazing too.

    • I've never found a storebought hummus I like, but I haven't shopped at Aldi, either. I'll have to give it a try sometime.

  • Hummus freaks me out, but my 2 year old nephew LOVES it. Eats it by the spoonfuls. Will have to try this for him.

    • I thought hummus was really strange the first time or two I had it, too. It grew on me the more times I ate it.

  • I will sometimes buy storebought hummus for the girls when it's on sale, for a quick snack on hand. But my husband never buys hummus - he always makes it from scratch #yum

    • The garlic is subtle in this recipe, but you could easily add more to it if you want more garlic flavor.

    • My boys are hit or miss if they will eat it. For them, it depends on what they are dipping in the hummus!

  • Hummus is definitely one of my favorite snack foods. I have never made my own. This looks like it would taste amazing!

    • You should try next time! It's really easy to make. The hardest thing to find is the tahini, but it takes so little that one jar will last a long time!

  • I love garlic and I love hummus. This will certainly be on my list of items to fix for a snack and entertaining. Tahni.. never heard of it. I will certainly seek it out. Great recipe for healthy living.

    • The garlic is great because it's not too powerful, but still adds a lot of flavor to plain hummus. I can't find tahini in stores most of the time so have to order online but it lasts a really long time when you do!

  • Liam, my toddler, literally eats hummus by the spoonful! Hes obsessed. I have never tried to make it for him but I reallyw ant to! This recipe sounds delish

    • If he loves it that much, you should try making it at home. It's much cheaper in the end, especially if you are making it that often.

  • Garlic hummus? Wow! First time I heard about it.
    I'll give it a try since I love healthy recipes, especially hummus, because it's a potent source of fiber and helps maintain a healthy digestive system, regulate bowel movements and relieve constipation!

  • I super love hummus but never tried it with Garlic. I also love garlic so i guess the combination is gonna be super delicious!!! Can't wait to try it.

    • If you enjoy both garlic and hummus, then you should give the combination a try soon.

  • Garlic hummus is one of my favorite snacks! I haven't made my own before but you totally inspired me!

  • Great!! I added one cup of baby spinach and an extra tablespoon of lemon juice And it was divine!! But one question, how long will it last?! And can it be frozen?? I’m the only one in my house who likes hummus and I can’t stand for it to for it to spoil!!

    • I've never tried to freeze hummus before, so I'm not sure how that would work out. But we keep it in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 days without any issues. My boys aren't fans, but my husband and I eat it so it takes us a little while to go through it, too.