How to Make Healthy Homemade Hummus Recipe Without Tahini

Hummus without Tahini

I can honestly tell you that I am in LOVE with Hummus without tahini.  Hummus is super healthy, easy to make, and full of flavor.

For those of you who have not met Hummus yet, let me tell introduce you. Hummus is a traditional Middle-Eastern dip comprised mostly of heart-healthy garbanzo beans. You can find hummus in many different flavors: horseradish; roasted pepper; curried; black bean; roasted eggplant; as well as many others.  Hummus can be used as a dip, on sandwiches, and as a topping. I could go on an on about it!


Hummus is made up mostly of garbanzo beans (chick peas) which are often called the most nutritious food in the world. Garbanzo beans are loaded with fiber which is helpful for proper digestion and proper digestion helps to boost your immune system and prevent diseases. A half-cup of garbanzo beans has about 143 calories, 27 grams of carbohydrates, and 6 grams of muscle-boosting protein. They are an excellent source of dietary fiber with about 5 grams  in a half-cup serving. They also also nutrient dense packing magnesium, potassium and iron! You get all of these benefits in the  virtually cholesterol and trans fat-free garbanzo bean!

You can get garbanzo beans either in dried form or in a can. I prefer the canned beans since they are ready to use. It is very easy to find these beans in and organic variety so if you are going for organic eating, this one is for you.

Healthy Homemade Hummus Recipe Without Tahini

A traditional Hummus is made with Tahini (ground sesame seed paste) but I never seem to have any just hanging around the house. Don’t worry if you do not have any at home, you can make a fantastic hummus without it! After you master the traditional hummus, feel free to play with your recipe to create some amazing hummus spreads (my favorite has to be horseradish)! It will only take you about 5 minutes to make this amazing dip!

You can serve your hummus dip with veggies, homemade tortillas, crackers, and flatbreads.
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How to Make Healthy Homemade Hummus Recipe Without Tahini
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Hummus is made up mostly of garbanzo beans (chick peas) which are often called the most nutritious food in the world. Hummus also includes garlic, cumin, lemon juice, and olive oil.
Serves: 1 1/14 Cups
  • 1 Can garbanzo beans drained, reserve liquid
  • ½ tsp cumin ground
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter omit if you have allergies!
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  1. Add all ingredients into blender or food processor. Begin blending.
  2. Slowly add reserved liquid until the hummus is at your desired texture.
  3. Serve and Enjoy!


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  1. Johan says

    I was looking for a hummus recipe as it is not really something I know or ever tried to make. This recipe looks easy and very tasty, will certainly give it a try! Just 1 question, how long will it stay fresh? and how should I store it?

  2. Birdiebee says

    I am such a fan of Hummus and have to eat foods high in fiber. This sounds like such a great recipe. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Sarah L says

    I’ve never made it with peanut butter, but I can see where it would be good that way. I like roasted red peppers in mine.

  4. sheila miller says

    Never have been a fan of hummus ~ BUT, now I can truthfully say, this was delicious! Who knew you should take the husk/peeling/shell off of the garbanzo bean???? Well, it took about 8 mins to do the whole can, but it was well worth the time spent! I added Peruvian Lime Olive Oil, sea salt and a dab of horseradish. I figured if it had some of the things I really liked in it, then it might taste better…it did!!! For lunch I had it with red pepper, granny smith apple slices and carrots, plus Sea-salt and Black Cracked Pepper Rice Thins! Fully satisfied and can’t wait to make it and take it to an event this Saturday!!! I love your site too! Thanks.

  5. Tempe says

    I make humus with garbanzo beans, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, pickled roasted red peppers, red pepper flakes and PB2. I use 1 TBSP of PB2 and a 2 TBSPs of Olive oil. PB2 is dehydrated peanut butter with 75% less fat. It’s fabulous and for those peanut butter lovers out there, it’s the cat’s meow :-). PB2 can be found in the natural/whole foods section of stores like Kroger.

  6. MISSY MARIE says

    I have made my own hummus and used Tahini. Peanut Butter? Wow,sounds interesting. I love PB just never thought of adding it to hummus. Thanks for the great tip:)

    • Melanie Cruger says

      I found tahini in the Asian food section of local shop rite.Its in the same isle with salsa and Japanese cooking stuff.hope that helps

  7. Jana says

    I’m glad to find a hummus recipe that does not require tahini! I don’t always have easy access to buying tahini, so this will be a life-saver! Thanks!!

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