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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