Best Classic, Smooth Clean Eating Hummus Without Tahini Recipe

Clean Eating Hummus

5 from 41 reviews

The secret to a perfectly smooth hummus is peeling the skins of the chickpeas off. It is definitely time consuming, but makes a HUGE difference. If you hold each chickpea between two fingers and pinch it a little, the skins will sort of just pop off. it adds about an extra 8-10 minutes to the prep time, but I think it’s worth it. You can make the hummus with the skins on, but it will not have the same smooth texture.



  • 15 oz Can Chickpeas (skins removed (Garbanzo beans))
  • 1/3 Cup Tahini Paste * (or substitute 2 Tbl. peanut butter and 1/8 tsp. of cumin)
  • Juice of half a large Lemon
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/8 tsp Cumin
  • 1 t Real Salt *
  • 34 T Water (or reserved liquid from chickpeas)
  • Olive oil (for garnish)
  • Paprika (for garnish)
  • Chopped Parsley (for garnish)


  1. Place all ingredients(except for water) in the bowl of a food processor. Process until very smooth, at least 1 minute. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and process until desired thinness is achieved. Check seasonings and add more salt if desired.
  2. Spoon Hummus into a bowl. Drizzle the top with olive oil and sprinkle a few dashes of paprika and a few pinches of parsley on top.
  3. Optional toppings or mix-ins – roasted red pepper, horseradish, sun-dried tomato, roasted garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, avocado, cayenne pepper or paprika
  4. Keep refrigerated.

Keywords: Smooth, Classic, Easy, Healthy