Simple Lemon Garlic Hummus

Simple Lemon Garlic Hummus

Simple Lemon Garlic Hummus

The holidays are a great time to spend with loved ones, friends, and family. When people come together, food always follows. Unfortunately veggies tend to get left in the dust – the food group that should be the bulk of our intake (we need about 5-6 servings a day)! An awesome way to bring veggies into the day is to bring a hummus tray to the party! See below for a quick and easy hummus recipe as well as some veggies to pair with it.


  • 1 can of low-sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ⅓ cup of tahini* (find near the peanut butter section!)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 3 garlic cloves (or ~1 Tbsp of minced garlic)

Optional Garnish: Sesame seeds and parsley for topping

*Alternatives for tahini include any nut/seed butter (ie sunbutter, almond butter, etc), greek yogurt, or just extra olive oil!

Veggies to pair hummus with!

  • Carrots (buy baby to cut down prep time)
  • Broccoli (buy pre-chopped to cut down prep time)
  • Bell Peppers (buy mini to cut down prep time)
  • Cucumbers
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery


  1. Drain can of chickpeas and rinse.
  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor (Don’t have a processor? Use a blender or fork. It will be a bit chunky but still taste great!). Processed until mixed. You may have to scrape the sides a few times.
  3. Put freshly made hummus into a serving bowl. Top with optional garnish
  4. Serve with chopped veggies.
  5. Enjoy!

Authored By: Emily Rykaczewski, MS, RDN, LDN

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