4 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

This vegetarian appetizer served in the restaurant at Books and Books is made for garlic lovers. You can use less garlic if you prefer. Serve with pita wedges.

How to Make It

Place first 3 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Add juice and remaining ingredients; process until smooth, scraping sides occasionally.

Ratings & Reviews

veryslowcook's Review

January 10, 2014
I will make this again, but will cut the garlic more than I already did (and we love garlic!). I used 4-5 cloves and cooked them a little with skins on in a skillet, and that was still too garlicky. Next time I will try 3 cloves semi-cooked. It makes a lot, so I put some in the freezer -- am eager to see how it comes out.

dawnt77's Review

August 17, 2013

stellacorona's Review

June 08, 2013
the only hummus recipe i use!!! cut down to 4 garlic cloves. it's better if i chop the garlic before putting in my processor. my daughter even loves this one !!!!! i just eat it with a spoon sometimes !!!!

SusanK99's Review

February 26, 2012
My go to recipe for hummus - good, quick and easy. I've tried a couple others and didn't like them. Great basic recipe for playing with. I usually double the garlic and often cook the garlic in the olive oil (30-40 min) in the toaster oven. I have also added roasted peppers, cilantro, 5-spice powder, and dip mixes that usually are hydrated with mayo, yogurt, or sour cream. Not sure if 3 is enough but I hesitate to go higher since my neighbors recipe best this one, but since he won't tell me what he does I use this one reagularly.

GayleR's Review

November 13, 2011
I love this recipe. I usually make half, and reduce the garlic.

sirrah231's Review

August 24, 2011
This hummus is so delicious, and relatively easy to make, too. Comes out much creamier than other home hummus recipes I've tried. Always impresses!

csaunders80's Review

June 08, 2010
I just whipped this up in no time flat in my mini food processor. I only had 1 15oz can of garbanzo beans so I had to half the recipe. I decreased the water to 1/3 cup but kept the rest of the ingredient measurements the same. I also used jarred minced garlic to taste. All I can say is that this is FABULOUS and I don't think I will ever buy hummus again. Thanks for a great recipe CL!

desideesy's Review

October 06, 2009
Yummy! The amount of garlic was great.

jspicest's Review

September 13, 2009
Maybe the perfect hummus recipe. I too am a garlic lover. The first time I made it, I used two cloves of garlic and didn't think it was enough. Today I used four - oof! Next time I'll use three. The great thing about this basic recipe is that you can add different things to it. I put in some basil from the garden. Delicious.

Holly8110's Review

July 13, 2009
Fabulous! Creamy & flavorful! To suit our taste, I did reduce the amt. of garlic to 4 cloves and as others suggested used some of the liquid from the cans instead of just water. Yummy!