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Addicting Garlic Hummus Recipe

Learn how to make the best homemade Garlic Hummus Recipe ever! An easy and healthy vegan and gluten-free snack, garlic hummus is so addicting!

a rainbow of veggies with a bowl of garlic hummus recipe in the middle

Have you ever opened a $6 tub of grocery store hummus, and thought “I could make this”? Homemade hummus shouldn’t be a chore, people! 

Friends, I’m here today with a simple recipe for the tastiest darn homemade hummus you can make yourself.

If you love spicy flavors and hummus, you should check out this Buffalo Hummus recipe.

chickpeas, tahini, a lemon and other ingredients for garlic hummus recipe

If you found yourself saying “what is sumac” when looking at the ingredients list, you’re not alone. I said that the first time someone recommended this spice to me for hummus.  

It’s available at well-appointed grocery stores or on Amazon. If you can’t find it, dial up the smoked paprika a bit, and put a teeny pinch of cayenne pepper in instead of the sumac.

Two photos showing how to make garlic hummus

chickpeas in a blender for making garlic hummus

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes:

  • Homemade garlic hummus can be stored in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for 4-5 months.
  • Tahini can usually be found near the peanut butter in the grocery store. Use extras to make this Lemon Tahini Salad dressing.
  • You can leave out the tahini if you’d like but it will change the texture and taste of the finished product.
  • If raw garlic is a bit much for you, roasted garlic might be right up your alley. Check out my Air Fryer Roasted Garlic and Instant Pot Roasted Garlic for various techniques.
  • Instead of canned garbanzo beans, try making chickpeas in the Instant Pot.
  • The recipe below is mine, but it was inspired by The Homemade Pantry.  

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Addicting Garlic Hummus WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

One serving has 1 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.

a rainbow of veggies with a bowl of garlic hummus recipe in the middle
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5 from 11 votes

Addicting Garlic Hummus Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
An easy and healthy vegan and gluten-free snack, garlic hummus is so addicting!



  • In a blender or food processor, blend the tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt on high for 1-2 minutes.  Add a bit of the reserved liquid from the beans if needed.
  • Add the chickpeas and blend on high, stopping to scrape the sides as needed.
  • Once the hummus is super smooth, stop the machine and add the smoked paprika and sumac. Pulse a few times.
  • Optional: garnish with sesame seeds, a pinch of smoked paprika, parsley, and additional olive oil.


Homemade garlic hummus can be stored in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for 4-5 months.
Nutrition Facts
Addicting Garlic Hummus Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 22 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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49 comments on “Addicting Garlic Hummus Recipe”

  1. Ok, I am not a huge hummus person, not sure why, but I had this at your house and it was REALLY GOOD! I may have to try this out (and shock my husband 🙂 )5 stars

  2. Just wanted you to know that my EXACT words, which I said aloud to an empty house, were ‘what the fuck is sumac?’

    Also, thank you for posting this, I’m really tired of spending a ridiculous amount of money on the hummus I have been consuming lately. It’s become a staple of my regular diet the last few months and even purchasing the large size at the bulk store it’s pretty pricey. It’s definitely a snack I feel little guilt over eating (extremely large quantities of).

  3. I’ve made this several times now but like you, I tend to veer from the original and tonight made this with cannellini beans and i dare say I almost prefer it to the original version. Sometimes the garbanzo’s don’t rest on my palate well.5 stars

  4. how many ounces of hummus does this make?

  5. I won the “Hummus Throwdown” at work with this recipe! The only prize was the glory of the title, but I thought I’d share it with you. Woohoo! I found some roasted red pepper tapenade that looks pretty sitting on top and tastes yummy too. Thanks, after finding the recipe we’ve had lots of hummus happiness at our house this summer.5 stars

  6. We’ve been looking for a good hummus recipe, so I’ve gone through the ingredient search, myself. No joy on the Tahini at the grocery store, although I may have to check again in the peanut butter section – silly me has been looking in with the international foods. As another commenter said, you can get it and the smoked paprika (and GIANT bags of dried garbanzos, too) at the business Costco (there’s one in Lynnwood, WA, for those of us in the more northerly Puget Sound area). However, there is an awesome hole in the wall (but in a good way!) Persian grocery near my work that has both tahini and sumac, so I will definitely have to try this!

  7. Just made your hummus…it was yummus! I followed step 4 to a “T” 🙂5 stars

  8. Found you on pinterest,I love yourblog! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  9. Love this recipe. Would also add that if you are serving it for a fancy pants dinner party (call the veggies “crudites”, pronounced “crew-dit-ay”), lay it out in a shallow dish and drizzle with olive oil and olive tapenade (or mashed up black olives). You’ll be some kind of super-hero.

    Also, try zaatar next time instead of the sumac. It’s a middle eastern spice mix in the same family as thyme (I think) and it is excellent.5 stars

  10. instead of tahini (which is just toasted sesame seed butter) use peanut butter, it makes it less claggy in your mouth.