Yield: 12 servings

Lemon Hummus

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Creamy Lemon Hummus is a fresh snack alternative to heavy dips. One bite of this hummus will keep you coming back for more!! Light and fresh, bursting with citrus flavor.


  • 2 cans (15 ounce each) garbanzo beans
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest (about one lemon)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil


  1. Rinse beans and peel off skins (I do this by pinching them, they pop right out of the skin). This is optional, but it does result in a creamier texture.
  2. In a food processor, combine beans, tahini, lemon juice, lemon zest and salt. Process for several minutes until beans are pureed. While running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until well blended.
  3. To serve, spread on a medium plate (or pie plate). Drizzle with additional olive oil (about 1 Tbsp) if desired and sprinkle with additional lemon zest (optional). Store covered in air tight container.


  • Peeling chickpeas: I drain and rinse my beans, then pinch the skins off individually. They pop right out of the skin. Takes a little extra time, but you can put your kids to work or turn on a good movie. Having the skins removed will result in a creamier hummus!
  • Use fresh ingredients when possible. For this recipe, fresh lemons zested and juiced keep the recipe delicious!
  • Let the hummus sit for richest flavor. I prefer a minimum of 4 hours, but overnight is best. Don’t get me wrong, you can totally dig into this hummus immediately if you wish, but the flavors meld even more when given the chance to rest.
  • Finally, looking to make a pretty presentation? Drizzle an extra tablespoon of olive oil on top and add some extra lemon zest or a few curls of lemon peel.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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