Delicious Lemon-Dill Hummus Recipe Perfect for Snacking

Greetings, dear readers! My name is Ehud, and I’m excited to introduce you to my latest creation: Lemon-Dill Hummus Recipe. This dish is a twist on traditional hummus, featuring fresh dill and lemon for a bright and tangy flavor that will wake up your taste buds.

Hummus originates from the Middle East, but it has become popular all over the world in recent years. It’s made from chickpeas, tahini, garlic, and lemon juice. And while traditional hummus is delicious on its own or as a dip with vegetables or pita bread, this recipe adds an extra dimension of flavor with the addition of fresh dill and lemon zest.

I love incorporating healthy foods into my diet that are also bursting with flavor, and this Lemon-Dill Hummus recipe fits the bill perfectly. The combination of chickpeas, olive oil, fresh dill, and lemon juice creates a smooth and creamy dip that is perfect for snacking or adding to sandwiches and wraps.

Whether you’re new to hummus or consider yourself a connoisseur of the spread, I encourage you to give this recipe a try. It’s easy to make and packs a flavorful punch that will leave you feeling satisfied and refreshed. So go ahead – grab your ingredients and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Lemon-Dill Hummus
Lemon-Dill Hummus

Folks, if you’re looking for a flavorful dip that will take your taste buds on a rollercoaster ride, then look no further because my Lemon-Dill Hummus Recipe is just what you need. This recipe combines the perfect blend of tangy lemon juice and fresh dill, giving it a zesty and refreshing taste.

Let me tell you, this recipe is not your average hummus dip. It’s like biting into a juicy lemon on a warm summer day, with hints of garlic and olive oil that make your palate dance with joy. Once you try this hummus recipe, I guarantee it’s going to become a staple in your kitchen.

Not only is it incredibly delicious, but it’s also easy to make with simple ingredients that are probably already sitting in your pantry. Chickpeas, tahini, garlic cloves, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon juice – that’s all you need to whip up this heavenly hummus.

And don’t worry about following the recipe exactly – it’s versatile enough that you can add your own touch to it. For instance, if you prefer your hummus less tangy, go light on the lemon juice. Or if you want a little more heat in there, add some cumin or paprika to the mix.

And did I mention how healthy this hummus is? It’s gluten-free and vegan, making it ideal for anyone with dietary restrictions. Plus, chickpeas are loaded with protein and fiber that will keep you feeling full and satisfied.

So folks, whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a quick snack to munch on during the day – my Lemon-Dill Hummus Recipe is sure to impress anyone who takes a bite. Trust me when I say this – once you try this recipe out for yourself, you’ll be hooked!

Ingredient List

 Brighten up your snack game with this Lemon-Dill Hummus!
Brighten up your snack game with this Lemon-Dill Hummus!

Gather These Important Ingredients to Make Lemon-Dill Hummus

To make lemon-dill hummus, you will need a few simple ingredients that can easily be found in your local grocery store or pantry. Here are the items you need for this delicious recipe:

  • 1 can or 15 ounces of chickpeas/garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons of tahini
  • Juice from 1 fresh lemon
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of fresh dill, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste

Gathering these ingredients is the first step in creating an unforgettable hummus dip. You may also want to take note that if you prefer a stronger lemon or dill flavor, you can always adjust the amount based on your preference.

The Recipe How-To

 Add a pop of color (and flavor!) to your plate with this zesty dip.
Add a pop of color (and flavor!) to your plate with this zesty dip.

Now, let’s get to the heart of this Lemon-Dill Hummus recipe – the how-to. This hummus recipe is a classic one, with tahini, garlic cloves, and garbanzo beans providing the base for an amazing combination of flavors. The dill and lemon juice help to give it a fresh flavor that will keep your taste buds singing for hours.


  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 fresh dill sprigs
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a food processor, combine the drained and rinsed chickpeas, tahini, dill sprigs, minced garlic clove, and lemon juice.
  2. Pulse until the ingredients are well combined.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the ½ cup of extra virgin olive oil until thick and creamy.
  4. Add salt to taste.
  5. Serve fresh with some pita chips or fresh-cut veggies.

This recipe is so easy to make that you’ll wonder why you haven’t made it before today. One great thing about making hummus is that each person can customize it to their liking by adding more or less garlic, lemon juice or salt as they see fit.

So, go ahead and give this Lemon-Dill Hummus recipe a try today! Your taste buds will definitely thank you for it!

Substitutions and Variations

 It's time to hum-munch on this refreshing and healthy spread!
It’s time to hum-munch on this refreshing and healthy spread!

Now that you have the basic recipe for lemon-dill hummus, it’s time to get creative and make this dish your own. Here are a few substitutions and variations to try:

– Roasted Garlic Hummus: If you’re a fan of garlic, try roasting it in the oven first before adding it to the hummus. This will add a nutty flavor and soften the garlic’s sharpness.

– Red Pepper Hummus: To give your hummus a slightly sweet and smoky taste, add roasted red peppers to the mix. Simply roast them in the oven until they’re tender, peel off the skins, and blend into the hummus.

– Cilantro Lime Hummus: Want something with a little more kick? Try swapping out the dill for cilantro and adding lime juice instead of lemon. This will give your hummus a bright, fresh taste.

– Avocado Hummus: For a rich and creamy hummus, add a ripe avocado to the mix. This will make your dip even smoother while also providing healthy monounsaturated fats.

– Beetroot Hummus: To add some color and sweetness to your hummus, try adding roasted or boiled beetroots. Not only do they provide a vibrant pink color, but they also contain vitamins and minerals.

– Pumpkin Hummus: For an autumnal twist on this classic dish, add pureed pumpkin or squash to your hummus mixture. This adds natural sweetness and fiber to your dip.

Remember, the sky’s the limit when it comes to variations on this tasty recipe. Feel free to play around with different ingredients to suit your taste preferences or dietary restrictions.

Serving and Pairing

 Pair this hummus with your favorite veggies for a perfect snack.
Pair this hummus with your favorite veggies for a perfect snack.

Once you have made the delightful Lemon-Dill Hummus, it’s time to serve it! This hummus is perfect as a dip or a spread on your favorite sandwiches or wraps. You can also use it as a topping for your salads or roasted veggies.

Pair this tangy and creamy hummus with pita bread, crackers, carrots, cucumber slices, or whatever else tickles your fancy. The Lemon-Dill flavor goes particularly well with vegetables like cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers, and slices of zucchini.

To make a complete vegan meal, serve this hummus alongside some falafels or tabbouleh salad. This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be used in many ways. You can think of this as your go-to hummus, which will always satisfy your cravings and impress your guests with its refreshing taste.

You can also experiment with different spices to give it more flavor variation. One of my personal favorites is adding some paprika on top for some extra kick. Give it a try and see what works best for you!

However you decide to enjoy this tasty lemon-dill hummus, make sure to savor each bite as it will leave you wanting more!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Bursting with fresh herbs and tangy lemon - this dip is a crowd pleaser!
Bursting with fresh herbs and tangy lemon – this dip is a crowd pleaser!

Well, when it comes to this lemon-dill hummus recipe, I must say that it is perfect for making it ahead of time. In fact, I would highly recommend making it in advance since the flavors meld together even more over time. You will truly capture all the flavors of fresh dill and zesty lemon in every bite.

Once you have prepared your delicious hummus, let it come to room temperature before storing it. This way, the texture and flavors will be just right when you are ready to serve. You can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

When reheating the hummus, you have multiple options. One of my favorite methods is to place it in a heat-resistant bowl over a pot of simmering water until warm throughout. Alternatively, you can microwave it on a low heat setting for 30-45 seconds at a time until heated throughout.

Don’t forget that you can also freeze your lemon-dill hummus for future use! Just make sure to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying again. Reheating instructions remain the same after thawing.

This recipe is definitely worth preparing in bulk so that you can easily enjoy it as a snack or appetizer whenever you please. So, do not hesitate to make extra batches and store them away for later enjoyment!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Say goodbye to bland hummus, and hello to Lemon-Dill delight.
Say goodbye to bland hummus, and hello to Lemon-Dill delight.

As a chef, I have spent hours experimenting with recipes and discovering ways to improve the taste and texture of each dish. Here are some tips to help you achieve perfect results for your lemon-dill hummus recipe.

1. Start with fresh ingredients

Freshness is key when it comes to making hummus. Use fresh garlic cloves, fresh dill, and a freshly squeezed lemon juice to enhance the flavor of the dip. Also, make sure that your chickpeas are not expired or stale.

2. Cook the chickpeas with baking soda

Adding baking soda while boiling the chickpeas will help them cook faster and become ultra-tender. This will result in smooth and creamy hummus.

3. Balance the flavors

Taste your hummus as you go along, adjusting the flavor every time. If it tastes too sour, add more tahini or olive oil. If it tastes too salty, add more lemon juice.

4. Add enough liquid

To get a creamy texture, add enough liquid to the hummus while blending it in a food processor. Preferred liquids include olive oil, water or even canned bean liquid (also called aquafaba).

5. Store hummus properly

Store your lemon-dill hummus in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to three days or freeze for long term storage. If refrigerating, take out at least 30 minutes before serving so that it reaches room temperature.

6. Experiment with spices and herbs

You can innovate by giving your recipe a twist by experimenting with different spices like cumin or smoked paprika or even herbs like thyme or parsley.

By following these simple tips and trick, you can produce creamy, tangy Lemon-Dill Hummus that’s perfect for dipping vegetables or toasted pita chips into!

Bottom Line


In conclusion, this Lemon-Dill Hummus recipe is an easy and delicious way to enjoy the flavorful combination of lemon and dill. With simple ingredients, such as chickpeas, tahini, garlic, fresh dill and lemon juice, you can create a creamy and satisfying dip or spread that will impress your guests or brighten up your midday snack.

With the tips and variations provided in this article, you can customize your Lemon-Dill Hummus to fit your dietary needs or preferences. Whether you prefer gluten-free, oil-free or vegan options, this recipe allows for flexibility without compromising flavor.

So, say goodbye to store-bought hummus, and hello to a personalized and healthier version of this classic dip. Not only will you feel accomplished making it from scratch, but you’ll also savor every bite knowing that you made it with fresh ingredients and love.

Try our Lemon-Dill Hummus recipe today and be prepared to add it to your regular meal rotation. A great option for parties or for adding flavor to your daily meals, this hummus recipe is sure to be a hit!

Lemon-Dill Hummus

Lemon-Dill Hummus Recipe

I had fresh dill from my garden and was cooking half a pound of chickpeas for something else anyway so I cooked the whole bag. A little experimentation yielded this variation on the world's most useful dip/spread. Please use fresh dill. You'll regret it if you don't. Hummus freezes well.
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 1 qt
Calories 1243.5 kcal


  • 1/2 lb chickpeas (garbanzos)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 3 garlic cloves, whacked and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)


  • Soak chickpeas overnight. Bring to a boil and simmer 30-45 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain, reserving liquid.
  • While chickpeas are still hot, put them into the blender with all the other ingredients.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and blend on medium speed until it achieves a smooth, peanut-butter-like consistency. Add additional cooking liquid if it seems too stiff.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  • Best if chilled overnight to develop flavor.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 499gCalories: 1243.5kcalCarbohydrates: 83.7gProtein: 26.5gFat: 95.3gSaturated Fat: 13.2gSodium: 3067.1mgFiber: 18gSugar: 3.2g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Beans, Beginner Cook, Easy, Kid-Friendly, Potluck, Small Appliance, Spreads, Summer, Vegan
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