Making your own hummus is quick, easy, and will save you loads of money over time (especially if you eat hummus as frequently as I do). I’ve stopped buying tubs of hummus at the store for the most part and instead will whip up a batch in my food processor whenever I need more.
Hummus is traditionally made with a huge amount of olive oil—something like a ¼ cup! Today I’m excited to share a classic hummus recipe that is just as good but without any added olive oil.Print
This oil-free hummus recipe is delicious with pita chips, on toasted bread, in wraps, or scooped up with carrots and other chopped veggies. Enjoy!
- ½ cup of tahini
- juice of one lime
- 2 cans of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
- ¼ cup of chickpea brine
- 2 cloves of garlic
- salt to taste (about 1 teaspoon)
- ½ teaspoon of cumin
- olive oil, paprika, and chopped parsley for garnish (optional)
- In a food processor (ideal) or high-powered blender (such as a Vitamix), add the tahini and lime juice and blend together for one minute.
- Add the remaining ingredients (chickpeas, chickpea brine, garlic, salt, and cumin) and blend until creamy (at least one full minute).
- Plate in a serving bowl and using a spoon, spread some waves in the hummus. Drizzle with olive oil (optional) and garnish with paprika and chopped parsley. Enjoy!
- This recipe is made without added oil in the hummus, although of course there is some oil in the tahini, even though it’s just ground up sesame seeds!
Keywords: chickpeas, dip, garbanzo beans, hummus, mediterranean, middle eastern, sauce
My dad has been making homemade hummus since I was a little kid, so he joined me to make a video showing how to make it! Enjoy!
Many thanks to my dad, Joel Cehn, for joining me in this video! If you want to see more videos with my dad, you can check out our “Dad Makes His First Tofu Scramble” recipe video here.
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