hummus with no Tahini

Hummus With No Tahini

This homemade hummus no tahini recipe saves you the pain of locating tahini. Good flavor and low calories.

About This Homemade Hummus Without Tahini Recipe

Often, tahini is an ingredient in most recipes for Hummus; however, that is not a common item and it expires rapidly upon opening so, you have to make the hummus several times within a few weeks, and then buy more tahini if you want it again. Well, here’s a recipe that doesn’t use tahini. And, if you have the canned beans (garbanzo, chickpeas, or other), you’re pretty much ready to make this one!

This easy-to-make Hummus Recipe saves you the pain of locating tahini. It has the popular, subtle garlic flavor and goes best with Pita bread as an appetizer.
Easy Hummus without Tahini main recipe
Easy Hummus without Tahini main recipe

Easy Hummus without Tahini

This easy-to-make Hummus Recipe saves you the pain of locating tahini. It has the popular, subtle garlic flavor and goes best with Pita bread as an appetizer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 165


  • 1 blender or food processor


  • 1 can chickpeas beans 15 oz can; or garbanzo beans
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or half olive oil and half sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp minced garlic or ½ this amount if using garlic powder
  • ¾ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt

Garnishes (Optional)

  • 1 pinch paprika optional
  • each roasted red bell pepper optional and diced


  • Insert all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides, as needed.
    Cook beans for Hummus medium
  • When serving, garnish it with paprika, roasted red peppers or whatever your desire. It goes well with pita bread slices or crackers of your choice.
    serve hummus medium
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Ingredients of a Creamy Hummus Recipe Without Tahini

There are going to be some critical (minimal) ingredients you will want to have for this. Some of those will be the canned Chickpeas (or Garbanzo Beans), olive oil, regular or fresh lemon juice, cumin, and garlic. When using canned, you’ll want to be sure and drain the chickpeas and then briefly rinse them.

Regarding the garlic, I just always skip garlic cloves and go straight for the minced garlic in the little jars.

The diced, roasted red bell pepper is quite a commonly added treat to the flavor. You can find it in a jar and it’s a store-bought item I use for certain recipes like this one and also for fajitas. It carries a distinct flavor for certain dishes.

You can optionally adding in some sesame seeds. If it ends up being too thick in the blender, you can thin out the hummus with a little bit of extra water. The preferred texture is a thick paste or spread instead of as a thin dip but, you can certainly model it to your preference by using more or less water. Either way, you’ll blend until smooth, so it will be smooth and creamy and far more fresh tasting than store bought.

Also, tahini is a paste made from sesame so, you could still add it in if desired. Or, you could add in some sesame seeds or replace half of the olive oil with sesame oil to start to approach that tahini flavor.

Regarding roasted flavors, there are 4 things that could be made or purchased to enhance the flavor deeper. Those are roasted garlic, roasted sesame oil, roasted red bell peppers, and roasted chickpeas. I don’t look for the roasted chickpeas but I usually go for the roasted sesame oil and the roasted bell peppers for a great, gourmet flavor.

You can adjust the salt freely to your liking. This recipe uses a minimal amount already but you can consider an additional half teaspoon of salt.

You can top off this make at home, best creamy hummus with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika.

Recipe for Roasted Garlic Hummus

The way to make this a recipe for roasted garlic hummus, is to replace regular minced garlic with roasted minced garlic and double or triple the amount called for. This roasted garlic will be darker in color and is often found in the produce section in small jars.

This recipe is listed on our Dinner Ideas for Christmas Eve article, where you’ll also see other traditional and non-traditional fun recipes for main courses, sides, appetizers, salads, and breads.

Country of Origin

It’s unknown in actuality; however, it’s felt the country of Egypt is the origin. But, with that said, there were direct and heavy trade relations with Egypt, Greece, and Arabic countries at that time. There were a lot of shared, mixed cuisines across the Mediterranean and Middle East, thanks to the expansive Ottoman Empire. This included India as well.

FAQ About This Simple Easy Hummus Recipe

Cannellini Bean Hummus No Tahini

Yes, instead of Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans, you can substitute Cannellini Beans. Garbanzo is the primary preferred but Cannellini or chickpeas is a good primary alternate option. Also, you can use dried chickpeas. Just follow the directions to first cook the dried beans.

How long will homemade hummus last?

Although it differs across different scenarios in the fridge, homemade hummus can last about 3-5 days.

Other Appetizers Besides Homemade Hummus No Tahini

Other good appetizers are Liver Pate and Crab Dip.

How to Serve it when you try this recipe

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Dicing Roasted Red Bell Peppers
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Hummus without Tahini Recipe Serving with Pita Bread
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hummus without tahini

After it’s made, you can serve immediately or store it in the fridge. Pita bread or Flatbread are the most popular basic foods to use for dipping into this middle eastern appetizer. You could even use regular bread toast for a crisis replacement. Speaking of toast, you can have toasted Pita bread or use Pita chips, as another option. You can also treat it as a thick bean dip and use tortilla chips as the companion.

Conclusion – You Can Make Hummus without Tahini

After you review these ingredients and add them to the food grocery list, you’ll make a delicious hummus that everyone will thoroughly enjoy.

To read about chickpeas (aka Garbanzo beans), click here.

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