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Fresh Lemon Hummus Recipe

July 19th, 2018 | no comments

Hummus is a staple in our house. It’s a convenient little super food that adds protein and substance to any meal. 

I love to put out a raw vegetable and hummus spread when guests are coming over or bring it to the park with crackers for a quick snack. Emerson LOVES hummus too and calls it “hum” which is pretty darn cute. 

There are lots of delicious store bought options and when I’m purchasing from the store I try to always buy organic. I strive for organic with any store bought, plant-based items to avoid any unnecessary toxins from pesticides and other chemicals. 

And while store bought options are super convenient in a pinch or on-the-go, I really LOVE a good homemade variety and having been making my own hummus for years. It’s the Greek in me! ;) 

This recipe can be made using a Vitamix or traditional food processor. I have both but tend to use my Vitamix since it gets used regularly and is already plugged in on the counter for easy access.

 Lemon Garlic Hummus

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You’ll Need

  • 1 Can Organic Garbanzo Beans or 8 oz of dried beans soaked overnight
  • 2 tbsp aquafaba (which is the liquid from the can of beans) 
  • 1 tbsp good quality olive oil (more for drizzling at the end) 
  • 1/4 cup tahini 
  • 1 tsp organic dried cumin
  • 2 gloves fresh garlic 
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • Sprinkle of organic paprika to garnish

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To Make: 

In a high speed blender like a Vitamix or a food processor add your ingredients and pulse. With the tamper push down the ingredients and then blend on high. Add an extra tablespoon of aquafaba if you prefer your hummus a bit thinner. Taste before adding salt and pepper, then add, and taste again (adjusting to your liking). The same with the lemon, if you like it very lemon-y you can add the juice of half of a lemon extra, at a time. 

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Plate in a bowl and sprinkle with paprika and garnish with a slice of lemon. Enjoy as a dip for raw vegetables, seed crackers or pita chips. I like to add this to a brown rice tortilla for a hummus wrap for lunch. 

Yum!

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DeAnna Lynn Englezos is a Brooklyn-based Certified Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. Her core mission is to share accessible information on health and happiness that actually works and healthy recipes that taste great. DeAnna is the proud owner of an adorable rescue pup named Harlow and posts pictures of her often.
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