Hummus with No Tahini

Make your own Hummus with no Tahini. Keep reading to see how to make your own Tahini replacement. Also, this is part of our Dips & Spreads Recipes Category.

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.
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About This Hummus With No Tahini Recipe

This is a great hummus with no tahini recipe. However, I use the beans that hummus is made from. So, if you have the canned beans (garbanzo, chickpeas, or Cannellini beans), you’re pretty much ready to make this one! You want to replace it because Tahini expires within a few weeks after opening and it’s not a common ingredient.

Ingredients for Hummus with no Tahini

You can make this easy recipe for hummus with no 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.

Hummus Without Tahini Recipe Ready to Serve
Hummus Without Tahini Recipe Ready to Serve

Which kind of garlic should I use in hummus?

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

How do I find a roasted bell pepper for this hummus with no tahini recipe?

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.

How do I make that sesame flavor in the hummus?

Although it’s optional, add 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. A thick paste or spread is the preferred texture. Therefore, add water, as needed, to have a thinner dip. When using Tortilla chips or very thin crackers, a thinner dip might be desired, instead of a thicker spread. Either way, you’ll blend until smooth, so it will be smooth and creamy and far more fresh tasting than store bought.

Also, get more of that Tahini flavor and replace half of the olive oil with sesame oil.

Final Optional Hummus Ingredient Adjustments

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 With No Tahini

Make this recipe for roasted garlic hummus with no tahini. Replace regular minced garlic with roasted minced garlic but, be sure and double or triple the amount called for. Find the roasted garlic in the produce section in small jars. The granules are darker in color.

Regarding roasted flavors, there are 4 things that could be made or purchased to enhance the flavor deeper. So, use roasted garlic, roasted sesame oil, roasted red bell peppers, and roasted chickpeas to deepen the flavor. 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.

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 With No Tahini

You can make 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 With No Tahini

Other good appetizers are Liver Pate and Crab Dip.

How to Serve it when you try this recipe

After it’s made, serve immediately or store it in the fridge. Use Pita bread or Flatbread for dipping into this middle eastern appetizer. Also, you can use regular bread toast for a crisis replacement. Use toasted Pita bread or Pita chips, as another option. Finally, treat it as a thick bean dip and use tortilla chips as the companion.

Conclusion – You Can Make Hummus without Tahini

Now, make this delicious hummus with no tahini recipe. Review these ingredients and add them to the food grocery list. You’ll make a spread everyone will thoroughly enjoy. Learn more about chickpeas (aka Garbanzo beans). Here are some other related recipes you might like:

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Homemade Hummus No 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.
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Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 165kcal


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  • 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


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 608mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg
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