Hummus Without Tahini

Hummus Without Tahini - Hummus Recipe 

Why hummus without tahini, you may ask?  Well tahini, you may not have the ingredient in your pantry, or are having difficulty finding it at your local market, or perhaps you want a more healthy  hummus with less the fat.  Yes, Tahini, a wonderful ingredient, but does contain a lot of fat.  This recipe will taste just as good as the original without adding the ingredient.  This Hummus Recipe, can be used for dips, or spread on your favorite sandwiches.  Can be stored in the fridge in a closed container for 3 to 5 days. Check out our homemade tortilla chips, and baked pita chips recipe both available here on the site. Enjoy!



1) Start your food processor, and down the chute drop in the garlic, this will cut up the garlic. 

2) Then turn the food processor off, and open the lid and add the drained garbanzo beans, cumin powder, cayenne pepper (optional), olive oil, lemon juice and salt to taste. Process until mixture is smooth. 

3) Check on the consistancy, if it is very thick and you prefer the hummus to be smoother, then you can add either the liquid from the can of the garbanzo beans, or simply some water. 

4) Scoop the mixture into a container or serving dish, garnish with some cumin powder, cayenne pepper (optional) and top with a drizzle of olive oil.  You can also decorate with chopped parsley, whole garbanzo beans,  and kalamata olives. Your choice. 



  1. 15 ounce can garbanzo beans
  2. 2 cloves garlic
  3. 2 to 3 teaspoon cumin powder
  4. dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
  5. juice of lime (according to how much lime you prefer)half a lime should be a good start.
  6. 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  7. water or reserved garbanzo bean liquid from the can
  8. salt to taste
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