Making your own oil-free 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. This homemade hummus recipe will truly change your mind about buying pre-made packages.
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. (If chickpeas are not your thing, make sure to check out this white bean hummus recipe!)
Step into a world of wholesome indulgence with our oil-free hummus, where flavor meets fitness in every delicious scoop. This recipe transcends the ordinary, crafting a velvety hummus that’s light on calories but heavy on satisfaction.
Whether you’re a health enthusiast or a taste connoisseur, this hummus promises a satisfying journey for your taste buds, making every bite a celebration of plant-based protein goodness. Get ready to redefine your hummus experience and savor the delicious liberation of oil-free delight!
Unlock the secret to a flavorful classic with oil-free hummus, where a handful of simple ingredients harmonize effortlessly in the blender. Tahini, chickpeas, lime juice, and more come together in a perfect blend, proving that you can achieve deliciousness without a trace of oil.
Tahini: This luscious sesame paste infuses this hummus with a creamy richness. Consider substituting with almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a unique flavor twist.
Lime Juice: Zesty and tangy, lime juice elevates this hummus with a refreshing kick.
Chickpeas: The foundation of hummus, chickpeas deliver a silky texture and offer nutty undertones. If you don’t have chickpeas, cannellini beans can be substituted for a milder flavor.
Chickpea Brine: Also known as aquafaba, this liquid contributes to a light and fluffy consistency, without the need for oil.
Garlic: A powerhouse ingredient, garlic adds a robust and savory flavor to the hummus.
Salt: Enhancing the overall flavor profile, salt is a fundamental element in perfecting the hummus taste.
Cumin: This earthy and warm spice complements the hummus, adding depth and complexity to the flavor profile.
Making hummus is the easiest! With just a few simple steps, you’ll be on your way to this oil-free version.
Add the tahini and lime juice to a food processor or high-powered blender. Process for one minute.
Add the chickpeas, aquafaba, garlic, salt, and cumin and blend until smooth. This should take about a minute.
Serve immediately, garnishing with olive oil, paprika, whole chickpeas, and chopped parsley, if desired.
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.
This hummus tastes best served at room temperature. However, storing this oil-free hummus is easy if needed. Just transfer to an airtight container, refrigerate, and consume within 4-5 days!
In all honesty, we think hummus is delicious with everything! But, if you’re rushing around and out of ideas, here are our all-time favorites. They’re all temptingly tasty and fun.
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