Lemon-Yogurt Hummus

LemonYogurtHummusI like my hummus to taste fresh and bright (not very heavy with garlic, cumin, etc.) so this was a perfect combo for me. It really is kind of like a lemon cookie!! Those of you who like it stronger might want to play around with the mix-ins. But the consistency was perfect and I was happy with the amount I got for the nutrition.

  • 1.5 cups garbanzo beans (mine were dried + boiled)
  • 1/2 a cup of plain yogurt (4 oz)
  • 1 tbsp tahini (18 grams)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Red pepper flakes
  • S+P


I actually put the lid on and blended part of the lemon in it!! I had to fish out the chopped off piece, but you might want to add lemon zest to the ingredient list :)

Since there’s obviously no way of knowing how many servings this makes in tablespoons (and I had absolutely NO guess as to how many calories this would be), I like to use my scale to get the total weight and then I have a “per gram” serving amount. This guy made about 400 grams. I add up the total ingredients in CalorieKing and then divide by total grams. My lunch serving was 140 grams – easily calculated to 190 kcal, 6 grams fiber and 10 grams protein.


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jean March 26, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Thank you! Going to make this tomorrow. Jean


2 Sue August 7, 2008 at 11:36 am

I’m going to try this! I’ve been making a recipe from Cook’s Illustrated and putting jalapeno and fresh cilantro in it along with the traditional garlic and lemon. We like it alot, but this is healthier, and I can still put in the spicy stuff!


3 Jasmine T January 27, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Kath, is there a type of tahini you use? I want to get some, but I am not sure if there is a particular brand that is better than others?


4 Kath January 27, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Jasmine T,
I think they’re all pretty similar. I had EarthFare brand, which was cheaper than most others I’d seen.



5 Alicia Offutt April 3, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Your website is like crack! I am completely addicted and I just discovered it a few days ago!

Everything I find on here I LOVE! And might I add, I thought I was the most oatmeal crazed person I had ever met, until I found your site! So many amazing ideas for soaked oatmeals and wheat berries!


6 Hannah April 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm



7 Andrea M. March 26, 2012 at 11:29 am

hhhmm..dellicious yogurt, gotta try this. Thanks for sharing Kath.


8 Boholistic Mom June 12, 2015 at 11:19 am

I added a link to your recipe on my blog! I love adding varying styles of recipes to my recipe posts. Just because they don’t like it my way doesn’t mean they can’t love a recipe!



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