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Jul 25

Lemon Garlic Hummus

Lemon Garlic Hummus with carrots and celery overhead

This Lemon Garlic Hummus is a fresh, flavorful, and super easy homemade hummus recipe you’ll want to make weekly! If you’ve never made hummus at home before, it literally couldn’t be easier. You simply toss all the ingredients into a food processor and turn it on! I’ve already posted tasty recipes for Ranch Hummus, Chocolate Hummus, and Buffalo Wing Hummus, so I thought it was time for a more traditional flavor. I love lemony hummus, so this lemon garlic hummus with basil is right up my alley. I think you’ll love it too!

To lighten up this hummus recipe, I used Greek yogurt rather than the traditional tahini (sesame paste). It gives this hummus a nice, creamy texture that works perfectly as a dip for veggies or as a sandwich spread. Plus, each ¼ cup serving is just 80 calories or 2 Green, 0 Blue or 0 Purple myWW SmartPoints. To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

Lemon Garlic Hummus with carrots and celery

Looking for some tasty recipes to make using hummus? Check out my Chicken Hummus Veggie Wrap, Hummus Veggie Tots, Garlic Herb Veggie Sandwich, Hummus Deviled Eggs, Fiesta Hummus, Greek Snack Flats, Hummus Chicken Salad, Pizza Burger Sliders, Hummus and Feta Omelet, Greek Layer Dip, Mediterranean Wonton Cupcakes, Mediterranean Pasta in a Creamy Feta Sauce or Mediterranean Chicken Wraps!

Lemon Garlic Hummus

This Lemon Garlic Hummus is a fresh, flavorful, and super easy homemade hummus.


  • 1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (also called garbanzo beans)
  • ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Place all the ingredients in your food processor and turn it on. Process for 5 minutes or until smooth. You may want to stop it halfway through and scrape the sides of the processor bowl down with a spatula just to make sure everything gets processed smoothly.


To view your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
Nutrition Information per (1/4 cup) serving:
80 calories, 13 g carbs, 2 g sugar, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 5 g protein, 4 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1/4 cup) serving:(SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 2 SmartPoints/ Blue: 0 SmartPoints/ Purple: 0 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
2 per (1/4 cup) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)

5 comments on “Lemon Garlic Hummus”

  1. What brand of Greek do you like for this recipe? Thicker like Fage it thinner like Chobani?

  2. I just finished making a batch, and it is delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  3. I’ve never made my own hummus and decided to give it a try because I am on weight watchers and it is zero points. I loved this recipe and my 6 year old daughter did too. Thank you I enjoy your blog! 

  4. How long should this hummus last in the fridge?

  5. I and my family both hate boiled food because it’s bland but if it comes with a sauce, it’s delicious. I tried this sauce recipe and found it very tasty.

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