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Classic Garlic & Lemon Hummus

5 min



Homemade staple



10 ingredients or less

One-bowl / one-pot

Hummus is a classic for a reason. This is a go-to hummus recipe. It's a great spread for sandwiches, wraps, and crackers. It's a phenomenal dip for veggies. It can be used as a base for pasta sauces and salad dressings, and it can be dolloped onto nourish bowls. Is there anything it can't do?


(¼ cup per serving)


5 min


5 min


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  • 1½ cups (278 g)
    cooked chickpeas
  • 1
    lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    olive oil
  • 2
    cloves garlic**
  • ½ tsp
  • ¼ cup (60 mL)
    cold water

Optional garnish

  • fresh basil
  • ground cumin
  • pomegranate seeds
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  1. Add all of the ingredients, except for the water, to a food processor and blend on high, stopping occasionally to scrape the sides. Continue until a smooth consistency is achieved. The longer it's left to blend, the smoother it becomes.
  2. While the mixture is blending, in a thin and steady stream, add the cold water to the food processor. The colder the water is, the better. We often add an ice cube to ours to chill it, although this is not necessary. Adding the water in this way while the mixture blends helps to aerate the hummus and make it more 'fluffy'. If desired, though, the water can simply be added with the ingredients in step #1, and this step can be skipped.
  3. Taste test the hummus. If you’d like the consistency to be creamier, add more olive oil and/or tahini. If you’d like more zest, add more lemon juice.
  4. Plate, garnish, and serve!


  • * Consider using only 1 garlic clove if you aren't too fond of garlicky hummus.
  • This recipe is a lovely one to make-ahead, to enjoy in sandwiches and wraps throughout the week!


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Manon - April 19, 2021, 10:39 a.m.

I love this recipe! I have tried many recipes but this one is by far my favourite!

PUL Team - April 20, 2021, 4:36 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Manon!

Isa-Bella Leclair - April 15, 2021, 9:54 p.m.

My boyfriend usually makes hummus for us for the week, he just wings it and always does something different. This week we didn't have time to do it over the weekend but I had time to do some while he was working. I was stressed that it wouldn't turn out as good as his but I followed this recipe and it turned out so so good, topped it off with a bit of olive oil and paprika to dip pita in and it was great, my boyfriend even said "it's sooo good, I want more" after we finished our snack.

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 1:46 a.m.

We're so glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed the hummus, Isa-Bella Leclair! Thank you for sharing 😄

Lynne - April 11, 2021, 2:09 a.m.

Can't wait to try these hummus recipes! What kind of crackers do you like for this? They look very healthy and good crackers are so hard to find as they all have bad oils in them.

PUL Team - April 14, 2021, 8:39 p.m.

Hey Lynne! We made them ourselves - they were just some cut-up pita with a bit of olive oil and some herbs. Then we toasted them in the oven until crispy 😊

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - March 29, 2021, 10:11 a.m.

Classic is simply the best😋 Sometimes at least 😅
Seriously, this hummus is really fresh and works so well for an afternoon snack (fika!!). I added a 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin for default servings, which pop up the lemon and garlic flavours. I love PUL’s hummus and I crave for more 🤣😉

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 11:52 p.m.

We love a classic hummus as well! Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review, Louise 🥰