Easy Hummus Recipe

I love hummus, but why is it so ridiculously expensive? $3 - $4 for 8 ounces of ground up garbanzo beans! So, grab an inexpensive can of garbanzo beans, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and a food processor...for less than $1 you can make your own hummus!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Kristl Story,


  • 1 can garbanzo beans rinsed & drained
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt to taste


  1. Combine garbanzos, olive oil and garlic and lemon juice in a food processor - puree until smooth.
  2. Add salt if desired.
  3. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.
  4. Best served at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

Serve with pita chips or fresh veggies. Hummus is also delicious on my Mediterranean Pizza - see the recipe index on the left side of this page.