Roasted Garlic and Lemon Hummus

Add this to the list of things I am never buying from the store again. Hummus! So easy to make at home, and SO much more affordable than pre-made. Not to mention, store-bought hummus often includes ingredients like stabilizers and preservatives that may not be so great for you:

Sabra Classic HummusBowl of Delicious! Roasted garlic and lemon hummus
Chick Peas, Water, Tahini (Sesame), Soybean Oil and/or Canola Oil, Garlic, Salt, Citric Acid, Modified Cornstarch, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate to Preserve Freshness.Chick Peas, Water, Tahini, Olive oil, Garlic, Lemon, Salt, Pepper, Cumin

This recipe makes a ton (at LEAST the party size tub from the store), and has a delicious lemony tartness to it, which pairs extremely well with the cumin and roasted garlic flavors. It’s bursting with yummy flavor!

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For extra fanciness (and who doesn’t want things extra fancy?) add a swirl of olive oil on top and fresh cracked black pepper before serving. If only I could dive right into my computer screen and eat this right now. Oh, scratch that, I still have it in my fridge! Huzzah! Be back in a jiffy…


I made this on Sunday for the week, mainly for veggie wraps. I also made a delicious snack of toast with hummus and sprouts on top, which, it turns out, was a great pre-run snack (now that spring is here, it’s really time for me to get back in shape. No more “bad weather” excuses). I’ve had it as a snack with blue corn tortilla chips, and, admittedly, have eaten it by the spoonful on multiple occasions, in addition to only a few moments ago, when I pass by the fridge (but what else is new?).

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This recipe came from my friend Courtney. The original called for raw garlic and onion, but both of these ingredients tend to not sit well with me. So, I substituted roasted garlic paste for the garlic. If you don’t have any on hand, you can absolutely use raw garlic cloves, or use garlic powder. I used my food processor and kept it running for a longggg while, so it would be extra smooth, like store-bought. 

Any interesting recipes out there that use hummus as an ingredient? Please comment below if you have one! 

Roasted Garlic and Lemon Hummus
So easy to make at home, and SO much more affordable than pre-made. This recipe makes a ton, and has a delicious lemony tartness to it, which pairs extremely well with the cumin and roasted garlic flavors.
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained (liquid reserved)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • cracked black pepper (to taste)
  • juice of 2 large lemons (approximately ½ cup), plus the zest of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon roasted garlic paste (or 2 large cloves raw garlic)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup tahini
  1. Add all ingredients except for reserved liquid to food processor or blender.
  2. Blend until all ingredients are mashed and mixed.
  3. Slowly add some of the reserved liquid until the consistency becomes smooth. I added about ½ cup when I made this.
  4. Keep the food processor on until the desired consistency.
Calories: 1938 Fat: 133g Saturated fat: 18g Unsaturated fat: 105g Carbohydrates: 150g Sugar: 1g Sodium: 3750mg Fiber: 13g Protein: 58g



  1. says

    Try adding Tahini and lemon juice to food processor first and letting them run for about a minute to emulsify before you add the other ingredients. Makes this extra creamy and delicious! Loved the recipe!

  2. Elizabeth C says

    I was wondering how you store your tahini once it is open – fridge or pantry? Thanks!


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