EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: Recipe: Tahini-free Hummus #healthysnack

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Recipe: Tahini-free Hummus #healthysnack

We love hummus in our family and keep it around so much that it made sense to start making our own batches from scratch. However, one thing we don't keep around much is tahini. Luckily, we find that our homemade hummus recipe tastes just as delicious without it and kids seem to prefer it this way, too! It's incredibly easy and uses ingredients you likely have around the house every day. We store batches of it in plastic containers for simple storage. Check it out below!

Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 6-8


  • 15 oz Chickpeas, canned (aka garbanzo beans)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 c lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • salt, to taste (We used 1/2 teaspoonful)

  • Place olive oil, lemon juice, garlic clove, ground cumin, and salt into a food processor for approximately one minute.

  • Rinse and drain chickpeas. 

  • Add a third of the can and blend for 2 minutes. Add another third and blend for 2 minutes. Add the final third and blend for 3-5 minutes, or until smooth.

  • Add additional salt to taste if needed.

  • Place in refrigerator to chill until you are ready to serve.
  • Enjoy!


  1. I'm going to try this! My college daughter loves this stuff, especially with olives mixed in! Thanks!

  2. I had no idea it was this easy to make hummus.

  3. Yes, it's incredibly easy!! Not bad for a healthy snack, right? :) I haven't tried it with olives, but that sounds like exactly my kind of thing.

  4. I love hummus without the Tahini. It reduces the fat a lot! I'm looking forward to trying your recipe.

  5. Wow,this is so easy to make.We love it!

  6. I love hummus, but it can be kind of pricey. I didn't realize I could make it with so few simple ingredients. I gotta make this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow, I didn't know you could make your own hummus, I'm definitely going to try this.

  8. Tahini adds so much fat, so I am really digging this recipe. This is a great idea to cut back on fat in hummus. Looking forward to trying it

  9. This is perfect.I need to bring a dish for a luncheon.i like how easy this is to make.