Garlic Hummus


This garlic hummus recipe couldn't be easier--just toss a few ingredients in the food processor and whir away!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
8 servings

How Do You Make Creamier Hummus?

Aquafaba, the liquid from a can of chickpeas, makes this healthy dip extra smooth and creamy. We reserve 1/4 cup of the liquid from a can of no-salt-added chickpeas and add it to the food processor with the chickpeas and remaining ingredients. The key is to puree all the ingredients in the food processor until smooth, which will take 2 to 3 minutes. When you run the food processor longer, you incorporate more air into the hummus, making it creamier. Learn more tips for making ultra-creamy hummus.

What to Serve with Garlic Hummus

Serve garlic hummus with veggie chips, pita chips or crudités. Add garlic hummus to a veggie sandwich, to meal-prep lunch bowls or top it with slow-roasted vegetables. This versatile dip can be used as a salad dressing, as a topping for pizza and can even be added to pasta.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added chickpeas

  • ¼ cup tahini

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Drain chickpeas, reserving 1/4 cup of the liquid. Transfer the chickpeas and the reserved liquid to a food processor. Add tahini, oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, chili powder and salt. Puree until very smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.


Food processor

To make ahead

Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
12g Fat
10g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 4g 7%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Vitamin A 63IU 1%
Vitamin C 3mg 4%
Folate 22mcg 6%
Sodium 221mg 10%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 16mg 4%
Potassium 82mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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