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garlic hummus on a plate with tomatoes and herbs on top

Best Garlic Hummus Recipe

This best garlic hummus recipe is an easy homemade recipe that is delicious and best of all, hummus is good for you, so indulge without guilt.
Servings 4
Calories 335 kcal


  • 1 15 oz chickpeas 15 ounces can chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups of your own canned chickpeas. Rinse and drain.
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 cups water boiling
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 medium bulb of garlic.
  • ½ teaspoon fine salt to taste
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons cold water more as needed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked fresh pepper
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Toppings could include olives, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, paprika, and cashews


  • Place raw cashews in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to soak for at least 1 hour to soften.
  • Cut the top tips off of the whole garlic bulb, drizzle with a little olive oil and salt then wrap in a foil. Bake for 30 minutes at 300 degrees. Allow to cool, then pinch out the individual cloves into a small bowl. This can be done the day before and kept in the refrigerator.
  • Place soaked cashews, chickpeas, lemon juice, roasted garlic, salt, tahini, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a blender.  Puree on medium-high for two minutes, or until all ingredients are smooth and creamy. You might need to add a few tablespoons of water if the mixture seems thick.
  • Place on a serving plate, drizzle with olive oil. You can top with chopped olives, cashews, fresh basil, a sprinkle of smoked paprika, and cherry tomatoes. Serve with pita chips, crackers or fresh cut vegetables.


Serving: 0.25cupCalories: 335kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 8gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 310mgPotassium: 260mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 3mg
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