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Cumin Garlic Lemon Hummus

This Cumin Garlic Lemon Hummus is a 6 ingredient homemade hummus recipe that is perfect for any charcuterie board! I use If & When Meyer Lemon Paste as my secret ingredient for lots of flavor, with minimal effort!

If you love making homemade hummus as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like my Lemon Tahini Hummus, Roasted Tomato Basil Hummus, or my Roasted Beet & Garlic Lemon Hummus.

cumin garlic lemon hummus
cumin garlic lemon hummus

Why You'll Love This Recipe

If you haven't ever made hummus before, do not be intimidated. It is so easy! All you need to have is a food processor and it is literally a piece of cake. To make your own hummus, just blend everything in your food processor, and then you have homemade hummus to snack on for days! And yes, it's that easy!

This 6 ingredient homemade hummus is lightly spicy with a little tang from the lemon paste, it would be good on so many things! You can use this Cumin Garlic Lemon Hummus for a spread on bagels, sandwiches, dip for veggies or chips. Plus if you want to make a charcuterie board it’s the perfect addition, find the rustic olive wood board I used here.

cumin garlic lemon hummus

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

cumin garlic lemon hummus

Cumin Garlic Lemon Hummus

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



Using a lemon paste in this hummus makes it really easy to pack in a ton of flavor! This Cumin Garlic Lemon Hummus goes well with a drizzle of olive oil and cashews.


  • Hummus
  • 30 ounces (two 15-ounce cans) organic chickpeas, drained

  • 1/4 cup organic extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons If and When Cumin Garlic Preserved Meyer Lemon Paste

  • 1 teaspoon organic garlic powder

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Charcuterie Board
  • organic cashews, chopped

  • organic crackers (my fave are the butter crackers)

  • organic Monterey Jack cheese

  • organic pretzel twists

  • Organic Valley Summer Sausage

  • organic green grapes

  • organic carrots


  • In a food processor, add the chickpeas, olive oil, lemon paste, and garlic powder. Pulse to combine, then process on high until desired consistency. I like when it is smooth.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, and continue to blend until combined.
  • Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and chopped cashews (optional). And if making the charcuterie board, add the hummus, and surround it with crackers, cheese slices, pretzels, sausage, grapes, and carrots.


  • High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

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