Garlic Parsley Hummus

Garlic Parsley Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite spreads and dips.  It is incredibly healthy, delicious, and super easy to make.  I have been thinking about coming up with a new hummus recipe recently, and wanted to incorporate parsley.  I love the flavors of garlic, parsley, and lemon, and they remind me of my childhood and Greek food in general.  During lent, it is nice to have options which are satisfying.  Eastern Orthodox and Greek Orthodox Easter is not until the beginning of May, so we are in the middle of lent.  The parsley, garlic, and lemon each have a starring role and deliver a nice punch.  This hummus offers layers of strong flavors, and each bite is better than the next.  I will warn you though, you may need a breath mint afterwards 😉  It pairs extremely well with a good quality corn tortilla chip, especially blue ones.  It is also nice on pita bread with a salad.  This hummus is extremely healthy and really delivers on flavor.  If you enjoy the flavors of garlic, lemon, and parsley, this is your hummus.

Garlic Parsley Hummus

Garlic Parsley Hummus


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (or 15 oz can)
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 3 Tbsp roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup and 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • zest of 1 small lemon (a little less than 1/4 tsp. zest)
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • Note: I do not use tahini in my hummus recipes. Growing up we always made our hummus without tahini, and my mother would refer to it as the 'Greek way'. Try it is really delicious!
  • Clean and rough chop the parsley, and zest the lemon. Slice the garlic cloves into even slices.
  • Place 1 Tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once the oil is heated, add the garlic slices and cook until light golden brown. Garlic can burn quickly, so keep an eye on it. Remove the garlic from the oil and do not discard the oil.
  • Place chickpeas in a food processor (if using canned, rinse first), followed by all remaining ingredients, including the oil the garlic was cooked in. Run the food processor until the hummus is smooth. If you want the hummus even smoother, you can add a little extra oil or water. Store in the fridge in an airtight container. The hummus will keep for several days. Enjoy!
  • Notes

    #1 If you are watching your calories, use some water in place of the oil. Just be sure to stir well before serving.

    #2 Using dry beans is great. Make a large batch ahead, and then freeze them in 1 1/2 cups servings. Remove from the freezer and allow to thaw overnight in the fridge, before using. It is as quick as using canned, and couldn’t be easier.

    #3 Make this hummus when entertaining. It will be a great addition to your spread and your guests will love it. You can also make it up to 2 days ahead.

    I am super excited to bring this to Fiesta Friday #114!  The co-host this week is  Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook .

    Try my other hummus flavors!

    Roasted Shallot and Garlic Hummus

    shallot garlic hummus

    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

    roasted red pepper hummus

    Garlic Parsley Hummus

    26 Responses to“Garlic Parsley Hummus”

    1. 04/07/2016 at 10:09 am #

      Yum! I love hummus!!

        04/07/2016 at 10:18 am #

        Thanks Paula! Hummus is amazing, isn’t it? 😀

    2. 04/07/2016 at 10:31 am #

      Sounds wonderful! 🙂

        04/07/2016 at 10:38 am #

        Thank you Tonya! Thanks for stopping by 😀

    3. 04/07/2016 at 10:44 am #

      Miam, miam! We love hummus. I’ve never tried to make it. I don’t eat too much of it because it’s so high calorie for just a couple of tablespoons. 🙁 I could eat that whole bowl in one sitting if it weren’t for that! 🙂

        04/07/2016 at 10:54 am #

        We do too! It is super easy to make. I am with you on the calories, and it is so hard to resist! At least they are healthy calories, right ? 😉 I will sometimes reduce the oil and just add more water. It doesn’t compromise the taste that much, and will help reduce the calories and fat. You just need to stir it more after it sits.

    4. 04/07/2016 at 10:52 am #

      This sounds great! I’ve always used tahini and can’t wait to try the “Greek” way!

        04/07/2016 at 10:57 am #

        Thanks Sadie! I hope you enjoy it!

    5. 04/07/2016 at 11:08 am #

      I love hummus, and this sounds great !!!

        04/07/2016 at 11:35 am #

        Thank you Lynne! 😀

    6. 04/07/2016 at 11:57 am #

      yumm great job Antonia!

        04/07/2016 at 12:38 pm #

        Thank you Lynn! 😀

    7. 04/07/2016 at 12:58 pm #

      This looks great! I’ve never heard of the “Greek way” without tahini, that’s interesting. I should make hummus soon, your other recipes look delicious too!

        04/07/2016 at 1:32 pm #

        Thank you Cynthia! That’s how my mom always made it, and I really enjoy it with just olive oil. You are very sweet 😀

    8. 04/07/2016 at 3:46 pm #

      Yum! I love hummus! Your recipe sounds delicious , Antonia 🙂

        04/07/2016 at 4:29 pm #

        Thank you so much Freda!

    9. 04/08/2016 at 11:02 am #

      Mmmm! This looks delicious! 🙂 I wanted to let you know I have nominated you for the Infinity Dreams Award 🙂 No pressure! More info here –

        04/09/2016 at 4:21 pm #

        Thank you for the kind words and for the nomination Claire! I am not sure if I can participate, but I will try 😀

        • 04/09/2016 at 5:38 pm #

          Ok, no pressure! If you can that would be great 🙂 I hope you are having a lovely weekend 🙂 x

          04/09/2016 at 6:00 pm #

          Thanks 😀

    10. 04/08/2016 at 12:06 pm #

      Hummus is a favorite of mine also Antonia! Funny enough, my dad had made some and brought it with him when he visited last weekend. It is amazing and 100 times better than what you get in the store. I love your tip of using water instead of oil. I’m all about little shortcuts to save calories!

        04/09/2016 at 4:28 pm #

        I totally agree Heather, homemade is so much better. It sounds like you all had such a yummy weekend, with those delicious cookies and homemade hummus 😛 It really is good, even with less oil and more water. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend 😀

    11. 04/10/2016 at 2:49 am #

      The combination of garlic and lemon is really something extraordinary! I love garlicky and lemon-y hummus. I love the addition of parsley, too. I might eat this from a spoon like an ice cream! Looks so good! 😀 Thank you for sharing at this week’s FF. It’s nice to have you around. x

        04/11/2016 at 4:42 pm #

        Thank you for the sweet compliments Jhuls! I do too, the flavors of garlic and lemon are just wonderful together. I am so happy to join the party! I have been meaning to for some time. Have a wonderful week 😀

    12. 04/13/2016 at 8:57 am #

      Both garlic and parsley are my favorites , must definitely give this a try…

        04/13/2016 at 9:36 am #

        Thank you so much Swapna! I hope you get a chance to try it 😀

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