Lemon Garlic Hummus

Posted by: Rita in: ● May 16, 2011

There was a Mediterranean Feast in the yumyoga kitchen last Friday and this hummus played a very prominent role. Actually, it was the only “tested” recipe featured at dinner as the other players you see where debuted that evening (with great success!) I LOVE hummus for the same reasons I love most food – it tastes great and it is nutritious. Look at the ingredients below… all good stuff. Chickpeas are a great source of protein and fiber (one of the many non-animal protein sources we can consume without worrying about our cholesterol levels as the fiber actually helps that issue!) Olive oil is a “good fat” and fresh garlic is a natural antibiotic.

I give props to a fellow yogi who is an incredible chef and foodie, PJ, for this hummus recipe. After CorePower’s Cleanse program, we had a big potluck and PJ brought this amazing hummus, so I had to snag the recipe from him. It is really easy and delicious and I make it all the time!

2 cans garbanzo beans drained and rinsed

4 cloves garlic

Zest of a lemon plus all of its juice

1t cayenne (adjust or eliminate to your taste)

Olive oil

Sea salt

Add all ingredients to a food processor minus the oil and salt.  Start the processor and slowly add olive oil until the mixture becomes a creamy consistency.  Season with sea salt to taste.


the Mediterranean Feast... Lemon Garlic Hummus on Quinoa Tabbouleh with Sweet Potato Falafel and Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Write Comment


Facebook Activity

Facebook Feed