How To Make Hummus Without Tahini

Homemade hummus without tahini, is a very easy recipe. Hummus is a nutritious, healthy and yummy dip in which you can dip a variety of things like crudites, pretzels, pita bread, lavash, etc. Hummus meaning – Hummus is basically a middle-eastern spread which can be used as a dip for a lot of things. It’s healthy and nutritious as it is a good source of protein, fiber, iron, folate and antioxidants.

Healthy homemade hummus recipe which is not only easy but also very nutritious. Excellent spread and dip for healthy snacking. post image 1

Authentic hummus recipe is made with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice and olive oil. The version I have made can safely be called as a hummus recipe Indian. This is mainly because in India we don’t use canned chickpeas so much and we soak our chickpeas, boil them to be able to make hummus. Tahini is also not a common Indian ingredient and hence I have used sesame in my hummus recipe without tahini.

This is a very easy, healthy recipe for hummus made in a food processor. Let’s talk a little bit more about hummus.

Is hummus good or bad for you?

A homemade hummus without any preservatives in general is considered healthy, when consumed in moderation. Hummus is rich in fiber, protein and antioxidants but also a bit high on fat and calories. So when consumed in moderation, it’s good for you.

Is hummus good for you when trying to lose weight?

Hummus is good when you are on a diet or trying to lose weight. Just make sure  you have hummus in moderation.

Is it hummus or houmous?

Hummus is what is largely used word and Houmous also exists in some dictionaries.

What are the health benefits of eating hummus?

Hummus is rich in protein, fiber and antioxidants. It’s also a good source of phosphorous, Vitamin B, iron, folate, Vitamin C because of the lemon.

What is good to dip in hummus?

You can dip vegetable crudites, pita bread, lavaash, crackers, pretzel sticks, etc.

What is Hummus and What does it taste like?

Hummus is a Middle-Eastern spread made from chickpeas and tahini. It’s a paste made from chickpeas, sesame seeds, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. It’s thick and lemon, garlic and olive oil add to the taste of this dip mainly.

Is Hummus Vegan?

Hummus is largely Vegan as the recipe for hummus calls for all plant based ingredients.

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Hummus Without Tahini

Hummus is a spread or dip made with chickpeas, sesame seeds, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and a ew other ingredients.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Greek
Cook Time 10 minutes
Soaking Time 6 hours
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Cup
Author Nandita


  • 1 cup Chickpea boiled*
  • 1/4 cup Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Red Chili
  • 2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Coriander chopped
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp Chickpea Water optional


  1. Add boiled chickpeas, sesame seeds, garlic, red chili, cumin powder, salt to taste, coriander leaves in a food processor.
  2. Start blending and then slowly drizzle the liquid ingredients which is lemon juice, olive oil and if needed a little bit of the chickpea water, while it’s blending.
  3. Blend till it’s a smooth paste (not very liquid).
  4. Take it out in a bowl and garnish with some olive oil, paprika and sesame seeds.
  5. Serve warm with some pita chips and vegetable crudites.

Recipe Notes

*Boiled Chickpea - You can directly use the canned chickpeas or you can soak chickpeas at home and make hummus from scratch.

If using canned chickpeas - Rinse the canned chickpea water in running water, drain and use.

If soaking chickpeas at home - Soak chickpeas for 4 to 6 hours or overnight. Boil it it in double the water in a pressure cooker, with salt for 7-8 whistles on high.

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