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This homemade hummus recipe without tahini takes just 5 minutes to prepare, uses just a few ingredients, and is so much healthier and affordable than store-bought packaged hummus.
What is hummus?
Hummus is an amazingly popular vegan chickpea dip or spread made from chickpeas (garbanzo beans), olive oil, tahini, lemon, garlic, and water. It's an easy dip or paste from the Middle East and Mediterranean diet. You can find it in your grocery store but it's best when you prepare this quick and easy vegan spread at home.
Why make this hummus recipe without tahini
I discovered hummus when I started my plant-based diet. I bought it at the supermarket at a fairly high price for a small, not to say mini jar. So I decided that it would be much cheaper if I can make this delicious dip for myself at home! It's so easy to make homemade hummus from scratch and yes, it tastes just like the store-bought version, even better! The only difference is that you don't need to consume all added preservatives and oils that are found in the store-bought version.
Time needed: 5 minutes
The Best Hummus Recipe without Tahini at Home
First, put all the ingredients for hummus (chickpeas, water, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, cumin, and turmeric) in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Try it and season it with more salt per taste if needed. It's so simple!
- Store the hummus
Store the hummus with no tahini in a jar or glass airtight container and put it in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
Spread this quick vegan dip on a slice of bread, wrap, or whole-grain crackers, use it as a healthy pasta sauce or dip it in chopped veggies. Serve it as a light, delicious breakfast or dinner combined with some olives, sliced avocado, and tomato. As for the garnish, drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle some paprika and chopped broccoli. Yum!
Tahini is a smooth paste made of sesame seeds. I like its strong nutty flavor. I often make the hummus with tahini in it. Although I don't find it necessary to make the hummus with it every time I make it at home. So if you want to make hummus and don't have tahini at home, don't worry you can skip this ingredient and make your delicious homemade hummus without using it anyway.
What if you don't have tahini at hand? Simplify the recipe! Just omit the tahini ingredient, it would taste quite delicious even if you don't use it in this hummus recipe. Or you can add roasted beets, mabye ½ tablespoon of mustard, avocado, or pitted olives. The possibilities are endless, experiment, and find out for yourself what tastes good for you. Also, the hummus will be low in calories if you don't put tahini in it.
At my home, this no tahini hummus doesn't last very long. But if you have any leftovers just store them in a jar or airtight container in the refrigerator. It'll last for up to 4-5 days.
Healthy ingredients for hummus recipe without tahini
For this easy garbanzo bean dip you need the following ingredients:
- Home-cooked dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) - or you can use canned chickpeas
- Fresh lemon juice - 1 small lemon or half big lemon, squeezed
- Extra virgin olive oil - I also add a little drizzle at the top for a more luxurious texture and flavor
- Fresh garlic - I add one small clove but if it's too strong for you feel free to add dry garlic instead
- Salt, ground cumin, turmeric- season it to your taste. Taste and add more salt if needed
- Water - use less or more water for the perfect thickness you want to achieve
Chickpeas or garbanzo beans offer many benefits for your health. These beans from the legume family are rich in vitamins, minerals, plant-based proteins, and fiber. They improve digestion, help you with weight management, support healthy blood sugar control, and prevent some chronic illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Additionally, chickpeas are a great meat replacement for vegan and vegetarian diets.
Hummus Recipe without Tahini
- Blender or food processor
- 2 cup home-cooked or canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- ½ cup fresh, cold water use more or less water, pouring it gradually, blend and stop to see if you achieved the desired consistency. As for me, this ratio is the best, but feel free to experiment to see which is your favorite.
- 1 small lemon, juiced if the lemon is big, use only the juice of one half of it
- ⅛ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove minced garlic or use dry garlic for a more subtle garlic flavor
- Salt, ground cumin, turmeric per taste
- First, put all the ingredients for hummus (chickpeas, water, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, cumin, and turmeric) in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Try it and season it with more salt per taste if needed. It's so simple!
- Store the hummus with no tahini ina jar or glass airtight container and put it in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.
- Spread this quick vegan dip on a slice of bread, wrap, or whole-grain crackers, use it as a healthy pasta sauce or dip it in chopped veggies. Serve it as a light, delicious breakfast or dinner combined with some olives, sliced avocado, and tomato. As for the garnish, drizzle some olive oil and sprinkle some paprika and chopped broccoli. Yum!
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