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Hummus Without Tahini

Hummus Without Tahini is easy to make at home. A food processor and a handful of ingredients are all you need to make this thick and creamy chickpea dip.
Be sure to reserve the liquid from the can of chickpeas when draining for use in this recipe.
Course Condiment
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 232kcal
Author Amy Katz



  • 3 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds See notes
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can chickpeas (15 ounces) 1 ½ cups, drained, liquid reserved
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pinch ground cumin
  • salt to taste
  • 1` pinch paprika for garnish (optional)
  • 1 pinch sumac for garnish (optional)
  • 1 drizzle olive oil for garnish (optional)


  • In the bowl of a food processor, place the toasted sesame seeds, olive oil, garlic, drained chickpeas, lemon juice, and cumin.
  • Process until completely smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary, and adding reserved chickpea liquid a tablespoon at a time to thin out the hummus.
  • Taste and add salt, as needed. Process again.
  • Transfer the hummus to a container and cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Before serving, add a pinch of paprika and/or sumac and a drizzle of olive oil, if desired. Enjoy with vegetables and toasted pita.


If you purchase sesame seeds that haven't been toasted, add them to a dry skillet over low heat. Toss for a few minutes until lightly browned. Remove from the heat and let cool before proceeding with the recipe.
I used 4 Tablespoons of the chickpea liquid (aquafaba) from the can to thin the hummus. 
If you're not sure if the hummus is smooth enough, keep processing it for another minute or two.
Leftover hummus can be covered and refrigerated for several days.
Or place it in a container with a lid and freeze it. To enjoy, place the frozen container in the refrigerator and allow it to thaw overnight.


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 2.3mg