This simple hummus without tahini takes 5 minutes to prepare, uses common ingredients, and is so much cheaper than the packaged stuff.
I make this simple hummus without tahini all the time. I absolutely love hummus, and typically have some stocked in my refrigerator. I’ve tried just about every fancy variety and flavor combination of hummus that there is. At some point I started wondering, why is this little tub of bean dip so expensive? I mean come on, it’s mostly just beans, which cost next to nothing. So, I started making my own.
Not only is it cheaper to make your own hummus, but you control the quality of ingredients that go into it. So, there are no weird preservatives or fillers in your dip.
To make this dip, add garbanzo beans, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, and a little bit of water to a food processor. Then, blend until smooth. That’s it! It really is simple. Serve it up with your favorite dippers, like whole grain crackers, chopped veggies, or tortilla chips.
Why skip out on the tahini? Well, you certainly don’t have to. I just find that tahini is one of those ingredients that I don’t always have on hand. And, it’s by far the most expensive ingredient in hummus.
Tahini is a paste made out of sesame seeds. It kind of reminds me of sesame flavored peanut butter. I like it. And, I like hummus that has tahini in it. I just don’t find it necessary. So if I don’t have it, which I often don’t, this is my go-to recipe.
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Simple Hummus Without Tahini
- 1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
- 2 to 4 tbsp. water
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 3/4 tsp. ground cumin
- ¼ to 1/2 tsp. salt
- Add the garbanzo beans, 2 tablespoons of water, the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, and ¼ teaspoon of salt to a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy. If needed, add additional water to thin out the hummus and ¼ teaspoon of salt to your taste preference.
- Store covered in the refrigerator.
Still want tahini in your hummus? No problem. Just add 2 tablespoons of tahini to the food processor with the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth.
Made this easy hummas last night,so nice.I didn’t have cumin @ the time,so used caraway seed.worked well.Have now purchased some cumin,for the next batch.Very yummy 😋
Oh so tasty!! I added a few other ingredients and was wowed by the aromatics! A quick recipe.
Light and full of flavor. Not to mention it’s super quick to make.
Can I substitute lemon zest or lime juice for the lemon juice? I’m excited to make my own hummus and this recipe sounds perfect.
Amazing recipe thankyou so much for sharing!! Delicious and so easy to make with ingredients I had Winning!!! I did use garlic infused extra virgin oil so good. I won’t be buying store bought hummus anymore Cheers
great recipe just added some chile paste after it was mixed
How long do you think this would last in the fridge?
My 14 month old son ate most of it. I maybe got 5 bites. It is just right for a light meal
This was delish!
I love to cook. I always try your recipes. Thank you very much for let us share your good tastes (food).
I followed the recipe and just tweaked things to my own liking, everything turned out great!
I just made this…I did boil the canned garbanzo 20 min rinse and skinned…added some red pepper flakes on top with minced toasted garlic… this is absolutely delicious.
I made this today and my whole world has changed. lol! This tastes AMAZING, and it’s so easy to make, not to mention that there aren’t all those preservatives and added sodium and sugar, you know? I had everything I needed in the cabinets (which is something I love in a recipe), and it turned out so smooth and creamy. I added a dash more cumin and thinned it out with the bean juice from the can till it was perfect. Excuse me now, I am going to go eat the entire container. LOL! Thank you!!!! <3
Thank you for this recipe. I’m allergic to sesame. Now I can have some hummus 🤗
I’m also allergic to sesame seeds. I found the substitution of peanut butter in another recipe so I have added that instead if you are not allergic to nuts. It adds the nuttiness that you may find missing without the tahini. Either way, delicious!!!
I loved it , I used my ninja bullet .
I liked this thankyou
Excellent and oh, so easy!!
Quite liked this. Was trying to figure out what to do with cans of garbanzo beans as I am moving more toward plant-based protein. Thanks for posting.
I was searching for a recipe without tahini when I found this. FYI, people with a history of oxalate kidney stones should avoid sesame seeds. That’s why I’m here.
Absolutely delicious. Many thanks for the recipe.
Thank you for this recipe. I need to avoid sesame seeds because they are high in Oxalate which causes kidney stones in people who make Oxalate kidney stones (me). I’m also allergic to peanuts so peanut butter is not an option. Love this recipe.
Came out very tasty! I thought of this after we finished it. Could you put a little sesame oil? I know it has a strong flavor and I don’t want to ruin the recipe. Thank you!
What are you sprinkling at the end of the video?
Thank you! Awesome! I have a son highly allergic to sesame and wanted to find an option for hummus that is safe to have in my house. I have trying on my own but this is perfect!
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