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Quick & Easy Homemade Hummus (No Tahini)

Updated on November 29, 2012

Homemade Hummus!

In my household, we love hummus! I decided to make some from scratch, but many recipes contain tahini (which I don't have on hand, nor do I currently have access to it). Here is a recipe for hummus without tahini. Variations can be made to add flavor- more garlic, extra lemon juice for a tangy flavor, a jalapeƱo pepper for spice, etc...

Serve with pita bread or see the link below for my baked wheat or veggie tortilla chips.

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All in the blender
All in the blender
Stir it up
Stir it up
Final product with oil and cayenne pepper on top
Final product with oil and cayenne pepper on top

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Approximately 3 cups


  • 2 cans (15 oz each) Garbanzo beans/chickpeas, drained
  • 2/3 cup Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1 1/4 tsp Ground cayenne pepper
  • 4 medium to large garlic cloves, crushed


  1. Combine all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth. Note: it may be necessary to stop the blender and stir the contents once or twice to ensure that all ingredients get blended evenly.
  2. Transfer hummus to a dish, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle cayenne pepper or paprika over the top.
  3. Serve with pita bread or with my recipe for baked wheat or veggie tortilla chips.

A Great Garlic Press

OXO SteeL Garlic Press
OXO SteeL Garlic Press

If you cook with garlic, a garlic press is a must have item. It's easy to use and clean, and you don't end up with "garlic fingers" after using it. I love Oxo products, and this garlic press is no exception. While it may be a little bit more expensive than cheaper garlic presses, it's definitely not the most expensive and it's worth the extra money because of its sturdy design.



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      4 years ago

      Sharp thiiknng! Thanks for the answer.

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      6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for this recipe for hummus and for reminding me to make some. We love it, too, and homemade is best!


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