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Simple Homemade Hummus Recipe Without Tahini

Get ready for creamy chickpea delight! This tahini-free hummus recipe is a zesty blend of chickpeas, garlic, lemon, and olive oil—a flavorful dip for any occasion.

Tahini-free Hummus

When it comes to healthy snacking, it doesn’t get much simpler than veggies and dip. In my experience, offering dips can really help reluctant eaters to try a bite of a vegetable they may not be familiar with or just don’t like very much.

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A problem I have, though, is that sometimes the dips aren’t so healthy, so I like to find options that I can feel good about serving my boys that they will still enjoy.

Hummus is a great alternative to a lot of other choices. This versatile dip is a middle eastern staple and has been around for a very long time. With its growing popularity in North America, you can find hummus in almost every grocery store these days.

It is perfect for a healthy snack or as an addition to a yummy lunch. Eat it with veggies and crackers, spread it on a pita, or replace the mayo in your sandwich with hummus.

tahini-free hummus Ingredients

Even though I can grab hummus at the store any time, I still like to make it from scratch most of the time. Making your own hummus at home is an easy way to guarantee that you always have a high protein snack option on hand. The process is also really easy! And I get to make adjustments to fit my family’s preferences.

Tahini-free Hummus Recipe

Most traditional hummus recipes use tahini, which is a sesame seed paste. It has quite a distinct flavor, and not everyone is a fan. That is why we like to substitute it with cashew butter, which also has much more a neutral taste. Check out the full recipe for a delicious homemade hummus below.

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SUPPLIES:

Prep time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (You could also use lime juice for a slightly different flavor.)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 4 Tbsp ice water (You may need to add more as you go. Use enough liquid to reach your desired consistency.)
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter (or unsweetened almond butter)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, and more to drizzle
  • 1 tsp coriander, finely chopped (Try other fresh herbs, like parsley, too.)
  • Smoked paprika, to garnish

Directions:

1. Start by combining lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a food processor. Blend until the garlic is finely minced.

tahini-free hummus Ingredients

2. Add chickpeas, ice water, cashew butter, cumin, and olive oil to the mixture. Blend until you achieve a smooth consistency.

3. Give the hummus a taste and adjust the seasoning according to your preference.

tahini-free hummus Ingredients

4. When serving, top the hummus with a drizzle of olive oil and garnish with reserved chickpeas, chopped herbs, and a sprinkle of paprika.

Tahini-free Hummus

5. Enjoy your homemade hummus!

Variations:

  • For a spicy hummus, add in some hot sauce or red pepper flakes.
  • Add in some lemon zest.
  • Include roasted red peppers.
  • Experiment with different nut butters and seed butter.
tahini-free hummus Recipe

Tips and Tricks:

  • Instead of cooking your own dry chickpeas, use a can of chickpeas. Just be sure to rinse canned chickpeas, or any beans that you are using, well under cool water before adding them to your recipe.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can make this hummus recipe in a blender or with an immersion blender.

FAQ:

  • What are some other substitutes for tahini? Sunflower seed butter or sesame oil could also be used.

Serve this easy homemade hummus with pita bread, pita chips, tortilla chips, crackers, or fresh vegetables. Try it as a spread in sandwiches and wraps. Eat it by the spoonful and enjoy!

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Tahini-free Hummus Recipe

Tahini-free Hummus

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 4 Tbsp ice water
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, and more to drizzle
  • 1 tsp coriander, finely chopped
  • Smoked paprika, to garnish

Instructions

1. Start by combining lemon juice, garlic, and salt in a food processor. Blend until the garlic is finely minced.

2. Add chickpeas, ice water, cashew butter, cumin, and olive oil to the mixture. Blend until you achieve a smooth consistency.

3. Give the hummus a taste and adjust the seasoning according to your preference.

4. When serving, top the hummus with a drizzle of olive oil and garnish with reserved chickpeas, chopped herbs, and a sprinkle of paprika.

5. Enjoy your homemade hummus!

Notes

  • Instead of cooking your own dry chickpeas, use a can of chickpeas. Just be sure to rinse canned chickpeas, or any beans that you are using, well under cool water before adding them to your recipe.
  • If you don't have a food processor, you can make this hummus recipe in a blender or with an immersion blender.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 846Total Fat: 64gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 51gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1365mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 12gSugar: 12gProtein: 19g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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