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Zesty Lemon Hummus

This easy Lemon Hummus is bright,  flavorful, and so simple to make at home! You will love this authentic Mediterranean hummus. 

What's your go-to snack? For the last year or so, mine has been hummus and carrots, or hummus and pita chips. My body craves hummus like this Lemon Hummus recipe for some reason.

But, it's started getting expensive. A few months ago, I was complaining to a girlfriend that the "family-sized" tub of hummus I buy every week was nearly $8 at the store. Seems a little crazy for something that's mostly beans!

"OMG! This is to die for! Doesn't hurt that I'm a lemon fan. Sprinkled it with feta cheese crumbles."- Julie K., Yummly User

My mother-in-law always made her own, and I never had. With it getting so expensive, it seemed the perfect time to try! I dug out the recipe that she gave me and made a few modifications. With my store bought hummus, I would always add a squeeze of lemon and a bit of fresh garlic. To me, these additions made the hummus taste more like what you would get at a middle eastern restaurant! So, this Lemon Hummus recipe was born. 

Once you get in the habit of keeping chickpeas and tahini on hand, it starts feeling a bit silly to spend the extra money on hummus at the store. To top this hummus, you can use the spices I suggested in the recipe below. Or, you can go simple with a dash of olive oil, and a dollop of spicy sambal. Either way, you can't go wrong!

I'll be eating a bunch of this healthy hummus over the next few weeks, because we just learned that we're going to sunny Turks and Caicos! My husband qualified for a trip through his work, four days and three nights with a group of coworkers and their spouses. So that means it's bikini diet time, and I'll likely be eating this Lemon Hummus for lunch almost every day! 

Can you freeze hummus?

YES! You can freeze hummus. Fill an air tight container ⅔ of the way full to allow room for the hummus to expand when it freezes. You can freeze hummus for up to 4 months! It may be good for longer, but it's likely that the texture of the hummus will deteriorate the longer it's in the freezer.

Thaw frozen hummus for 3-4 hours in the refrigerator before eating!

Love this easy lemon hummus recipe? I think you'll also enjoy:

Lemon Hummus

Yield: 2


  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoon tahini
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Blend all in a food processor.
  2. Remove from food processor and put in bowl. Season with a dash of olive oil, cumin, turmeric,
  3. chili powder and allspice.

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Friday 9th of February 2018

My dad has a lemon tree & he's always sharing them with me. It'll be fun to have a new recipe to use them in. This sounds delightful!

Aduke Schulist

Thursday 8th of February 2018

I could definitely save money by making hummus at home. I could eat it every single day.

Marissa Zurfluh

Thursday 8th of February 2018

I love a good hummus! I need to make this one!

Victoria Heckstall

Thursday 8th of February 2018

I’m sure that taste as delicious as they look! I would love to try making this recipe. My boys would both probably DIG this!


Thursday 8th of February 2018

We love hummus in this house! This sounds delicious!

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