Homemade Garlic Hummus Deliciousness ~ Chicago Wedding Photographer

I realized it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted any recipes for you guys hasn’t it? (Probably because this summer has been so busy that it has so far consisted of lots of eating out and pizza nights). But, since I’ve been getting quite a few requests for this recipe, I figured I’d post it here so from now on I can just send out the link to anybody who wants it! 🙂 (So smart… I knooooow.) 😉

James and I pretty much live off this hummus, and I tend to make it in double or triple batches. It’s easy to make, cheap, and such a healthy snack! (For those of you that are hummus aficionados, you will notice there is no tahini in it. *gasp*!! I do believe I looked for a recipe with no tahini because the night I randomly decided I wanted to learn how to make hummus, we had every other ingredients but that – so I found a recipe that didn’t call for it. That’s why. I’m not trying to insult any of you legit hummus makers out there… fyi.) 🙂


So – here is a picture story/recipe for you! I’ve altered the original recipe quite a bit to get it to taste how I liked it… so feel free to alter it to your taste too! 🙂


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 can of chick peas/garbanzo beans – drained & rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic – minced (more or less depending on how “garlicky” you like things – I think I made up that word?! haha)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • sprinkle of red pepper flakes (not pictured, oops!)


(For the most part you just throw all of these things in a food processor… but for those of you who want more in depth directions, see below!)

Drain and rinse the can of chick peas.

Pour chick peas and garlic into a food processor. (Yay for using our wedding presents!)

Pulse until chopped.

Add the rest of the ingredients…

Blend until smooth.

Now eat it up! 🙂  My two favorite ways to enjoy this hummus…  with baby carrots, or on a rosemary triscuit topped with hummus (obviously), goat cheese & dried cranberries. YUM.

But normally James and I serve it like this (and actually eat this plate of goodies for dinner quite often when it’s hot outside)…. Mmmmmmm!

(And yes, the James I knew when I first met him would be shocked to see the current version of James eating this… with no meat… for dinner. hehe… :))


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