Easy Garlic Hummus

For a snack filled with protein and packed with flavor, this easy garlic hummus is right at the top! Grab your dippers and enjoy! 

Hummus Piece of Home

In the search for more healthy snack ideas, I decided to try my hand at hummus. My husband and I both love hummus but it is a never heard of thing here in Costa Rica.

Problem solved!

This easy garlic hummus is a snack that just draws me to the fridge. One of those things just calling my name saying, “Eat me.” I love that! I always struggle getting snacks and tend towards things that are processed.

Another problem solved. Yippie-skippy!

Hummus 1

So, for all you hummus lovers out there, this is so easy you will be making it all the time. No need for special ingredients, this recipe is without tahini. Now you would think the flavor would be terrible without that yummy stuff but it’s an amazing alternative! Give it a try!

Start by adding the garbanzo beans and minced garlic to your blender (I added them to a bowl first so I could demonstrate better)

Oh, just remember, go crazy with that garlic. It’s the best flavor in the world! Add as much in as you like!

Hummus - Garbanzo Beans

Add some olive oil.

Hummus - Oil

Add the spices.

Hummus - with Spices

Blend it all up until it’s creamy. Just like that, a snack waiting for you! (and hopefully calling your name)

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15 oz can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
5-6 medium cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika, plus more for garnish
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
pinch of salt


1. Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans.

2. Add the beans and the chopped garlic to the blender.

3. Add the olive oil, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt.

4. Blend until creamy and thick. Serve with vegetables, crackers, and pita bread.


Alyssa Signature

{adapted from: Carla’s Confections}

Hummus with Dippers

Let me know what some of your favorite dippers are for hummus! This is such a great snack it makes me so happy!

Hummus with Cracker

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