Creamy Hummus
This Creamy Hummus will become your go-to recipe for sure! This makes about 4 cups of hummus so you may want  to make a couple of different variations.
Servings Prep Time
4cups 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4cups 10minutes
Basic Hummus
  • 119 oz can chick peasdrain and reserve juice
  • 2/3cup tahini paste
  • 1/4cup olive oil
Lemon Garlic Hummus
  • 2cups Basic Hummus
  • 1-2clove fresh garlicto taste or meat of 1 bulb roasted garlic
  • 1 lemonjuice only
  • drizzle of olive oil for serving
Caramelized Onion Hummus
  • 2large yellow or red onionsthinly sliced
  • 1/4tsp cayenneor more to taste
  • 1Tbsp olive oil
  • 1Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1Tbsp red wine vinegar
Basic Hummus
  1. Blend chick peas, tahini and olive oil in a blender until smooth. Add some reserved liquid from chick peas while blending, a bit at a time, until you get a consistency that spreads. (A little wetter than peanut butter).
  2. Divide the Basic Hummus into 2 equal portions. This should be about 2 cups and 2 cups.
Lemon Garlic Hummus
  1. If roasting a garlic bulb, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Trim the top off the bulb of garlic but do not peel. Place garlic bulb on a piece of foil large enough to wrap the bulb completely. Drizzle some olive oil over the cut top of garlic bulb. Wrap up securely and roast in oven 45- 60 minutes. Allow to cool and squeeze the roasted garlic pulp out onto a dish and add to the 2 cups of Basic Hummus in your blender.
  2. If using fresh garlic, chop the clove roughly and add to the 2 cups of Basic Hummus n the blender
  3. Add the fresh lemon juice and blend all together until evenly mixed and smooth.
Caramelized Onion
  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet. Add the onions slices and cook over medium heat about 5 minutes. Add the brown sugar and stir. Cook another 2 minutes. Add red wine vinegar. Cook another 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until onions are soft and golden brown, approximately another 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Put 2 cups of Basic Hummus into your blender. Reserve 2 Tbsps of caramelized onions for garnish. Add the remainder to the hummus in the blender with the cayenne pepper. Blend until well mixed and smooth. Serve with reserved onions as garnish.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on 3 Tbsps serving of the Lemon Garlic Hummus.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214.3 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Sodium 21.6mg 1%
Potassium 201.5mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 15.9g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%
Sugars 2.2g
Protein 6.5g 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.