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black bowl filled with hummus garnished with parsley and chick peas
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Easy Hummus Recipe Without Tahini

Step by step instructions for homemade Hummus without tahini.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Creamy homemade hummus without tahini.
Servings: 6


  • 2 16 ounce cans chickpeas`(garbanzo beans) drained and skins removed
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and left whole
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice or to taste
  • 1/2 cup of water **may not use all of this amount**


  • Warm the olive oil in a small skillet over low heat. Add peeled garlic cloves and simmer 3-4 minutes stirring occasionally so they don’t burn then remove from heat and discard the garlic..
  • Drain the chickpeas and remove the skins then add the chickpeas to food processor along with the olive oil, cumin, salt and lemon juice.
  • Pulse until the check peas are coarsely chopped, then begin adding the water a little at a time, blending at full power.
  • When the hummus reaches a creamy consistency, taste and adjust the salt and lemon juice according to your own preferences. Optional garnishes: extra chickpeas, olive oil, paprika, parsley. Serve with pita bread or fresh cut vegetables.