Easy Vegan Oil-Free Hummus Recipe


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. 

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Oil-Free Hummus Recipe

  • Author: Michelle Cehn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Countertop
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Diet: Vegan


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)


  1. 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.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients (chickpeas, chickpea brine, garlic, salt, and cumin) and blend until creamy (at least one full minute).
  3. 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! 

Homemade oil-free vegan hummus with pita chips

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

More Yummy Chickpea Recipes:

Vegan Chickpea Tuna Salad recipe and photos by Michelle Cehn. Recipe and photographs copyright of World of Vegan™, all rights reserved. Article edited by Amanda Meth. Please note that this article contains affiliate links which support our work at World of Vegan!  

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  1. Amanda · Edit

    This hummus recipe is so easy and delicious! I’m big on adding a bit of roasted garlic to mine.

  2. This made me wonder why I ever dumped so much oil in my hummus before! This is JUST as good! Yum.

  3. I have made this many times and it is delicious. No oil needed, at all, and it is not missed. This hummus is creamy and rich and is so much better than any I have ever purchased. I like to sprinkle parsley and smoked paprika on the top for a colorful presentation and some added flavor. I am a big garlic lover and the 2 cloves of raw garlic works for me!!

  4. Marie H. · Edit

    The best hummus you’ll ever try! I always wondered why you needed to add oil in (and, sometimes, on top) of hummus. Without the oil, it tastes just as good…or even better! The tahini and garlic gives the recipe juts the right flavor, texture and richness. SOOOO good. Don’t just take my word for it. Make it today! 😀

  5. Beatriz Buono-Core · Edit

    This oil-free hummus is a staple in our house! The perfect snack for three hungry boys 🙂

  6. Andrea · Edit

    Love it!!!! This hummus looks sooo good!!

  7. Janaye · Edit

    Hummus is super easy to make, I used to buy it until I made it once and realized how much I could save in amount made and money 🙂


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