Lemon dill hummus is creamy, light, and fluffy. There’s nuttiness from the tahini and bright flavors from fresh lemon and dill. Scoop onto a wedge of pita bread or serve with raw veggies. Make this delicious hummus in only 15 minutes.Jump to Recipe
Hummus is a staple in our home. Making it homemade is so much better than store-bought. There are so many ways to make it but this lemon dill recipe has been our favorite for quite some time. It’s so quick, convenient, and versatile.
- Why You’ll Love This Lemon Dill Hummus Recipe
- Benefits of Hummus
- The Ingredients to Make The Dill Hummus
- How to Make Easy Lemon Hummus
- What to Eat With Lemon Dill Hummus
- Ways to Garnish The Lemon Dill Hummus
- Ways to Use Lemon Dill Hummus
- Can You Use a Blender?
- How to Make The Lemon Dill Hummus Even Creamier!
- How Long Does Lemon Dill Hummus Last?
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- Easy Lemon Dill Hummus
Why You’ll Love This Lemon Dill Hummus Recipe
- Hummus is healthy and has so much nutritional value, skip a bag of chips and make this instead
- Only have 15 minutes? That’s all you need to make this simple but flavor packed snack because the prep time is minimal. It’s a perfect addition to packed lunches for work and school. You could also bring this as a last minute party appetizer
- All you need is a food processor to blend all the ingredients. It’s an easy dump and go recipe with very little mess in the kitchen.
- It’s kid friendly. Want your kids to eat healthier? This is the perfect way to sneak in some added nutrition, they will love it.
- The recipe is vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free
Benefits of Hummus
- Packed with plant based protein. This is an excellent option for people on a vegetarian or vegan diet. Protein is essential for optimal growth, recovery, and immune function.
- Contains iron, folate, phosphorus, and B vitamins
- High in fiber which promotes digestive health
- Has a low glycemic index which helps control blood sugar levels
The Ingredients to Make The Dill Hummus
- Garbanzo beans - canned, drained, and rinsed, one can yields quite a bit of hummus
- Lemon - for the juice and the zest, this makes the hummus tangy and full of bright flavor
- Fresh garlic - use fresh for the best results
- Salt - I prefer to use seasoned salt
- Dill - use fresh if you can find it, dried will work but you won’t get the same fresh flavor
- Olive oil - binds the beans as they’re mixed, also adds great flavor
- Tahini - adds a nutty flavor and contributes to the creaminess of the lemon hummus
- Water - make the hummus smoother and creamier and not as thick
How to Make Easy Lemon Hummus
Step 1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth. You may need to push the sides down using a spoon. If you want the hummus to be smoother, add 1 tablespoon of cold water.
Step 2. Spoon the hummus into a bowl and top with olive oil, green onion, cucumbers, tomatoes, and paprika. Serve with pita and raw veggies.
What to Eat With Lemon Dill Hummus
Hummus can be eaten with many different things. Pita and raw veggies are my go to. They’re healthy, tasty, and don’t take away from the flavor of the lemon dill hummus. I also love eating this hummus with the following. Let me know if you try any of these!
- pita chips
- bagel chips
- tortilla chips
- sun chips
- rice crackers
Ways to Garnish The Lemon Dill Hummus
There are so many ways to garnish hummus. The garnish is usually the first thing people see and when hummus is garnished properly, it’ll make you wanting more! Plus, I don’t know about you but my favorite part about hummus is the toppings. I’m always eager to scoop those up first and always wish there was more. Below are some of my favorite ways to top this delicious lemon dill recipe.
- Olive oil
- Fresh veggies like tomatoes and cucumbers
- Paprika - for color
- Green onion
- Fresh dill
- Pine nuts
Ways to Use Lemon Dill Hummus
Don’t limit yourself to using this lemon dill hummus just as a dip. Hummus is extremely versatile and can be used in so many ways. If you have extra, or are looking for a new way to eat it you’ll definitely want to try one or more of the following ways!
- Spread onto a sandwich - I love using this hummus to spread onto bread when I’m making a BLT, it’s perfect and can easily replace condiments.
- Pair with falafel - this middle eastern appetizer is commonly paired with hummus. You’ll love the deep fried fritter with this lemon basil hummus
- Add to salads or bowls - lemon dill hummus is a healthy addition to any salad or bowl. You could also make a homemade salad dressing from it as a vegan alternative to traditional store bought dressings.
- Make a creamy pasta sauce - this lemon dill hummus is creamy and can be thinned down to be used as a pasta sauce in no time. Cook up your protein of choice and serve with hummus pasta sauce.
Can You Use a Blender?
Many people who make hummus swear by using a blender instead of a food processor. If you have a high speed blender on hand, you can certainly use that instead. Many people have said that they get a creamier texture when they use a blender instead of a food processor. Using a high powered blender will yield creamy results quick.
Don’t have a high speed blender but a stick blender instead? You can use a stick blender. I have not used this method myself but I’ve done some reading up on it and it seems to work for a lot of recipe creators. It may take a little more time to get the perfect texture.
How to Make The Lemon Dill Hummus Even Creamier!
Making this hummus even creamier takes a little more time than 15 minutes. It’s more than dumping everything into a blender or food processor and powering up. Instead, it has everything to do with the chickpeas. The secret is slightly overcooked chickpeas.
If you want to try a creamier hummus, place the canned chickpeas in a saucepan after they’ve been rinsed and drained. Full with water, enough to cover the chickpeas and bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes. Once done, drain the chickpeas and add to the food processor or blender and continue with the recipe. There you have it, extra creamy hummus!
How Long Does Lemon Dill Hummus Last?
The lemon dill hummus can be kept in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. The longer the hummus sits, the more flavorful your hummus will become. The lemon dill hummus can be frozen as long as its stored properly in an airtight container. You can keep the hummus in the freezer for up to 4 months. Thaw completely in the refrigerator before eating.
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Easy Lemon Dill Hummus
- 1 15.5 oz can garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 3 cloves garlic
- Zest from 1/2 lemon
- Salt to taste
- 3 sprigs fresh dill
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- green onion
- mini cucumbers
- Place all ingredients except those listed under garnish in a food processor and blend until smooth. For a smoother texture add an extra tablespoon of water if needed. Top with green onion, mini cucumbers, tomatoes, and paprika.