Homemade Hummus without Tahini

Homemade Hummus without Tahini

Hummus is such a simple, versatile dish, and it’s loaded with plant-based protein and fiber! But, some folks (especially kids and toddlers) just aren’t fans of the traditional hummus ingredient: tahini. Luckily, you can make this kid friendly homemade hummus WITHOUT tahini! I know, hummus purists will say that ‘it’s not truly a hummus without tahini,’ and that’s just fine. I call it homemade hummus without tahini, you can call it a chickpea dip, or whatever you like!

Either way, it’s an awesome healthy snack for kids—especially picky eaters—and a great way to fit more nutrition and protein into their day. And, you can serve this homemade hummus without tahini in SO many ways, whether it’s a dip for veggies, spread onto a sandwich, or used in a salad dressing!


  • 15 oz canned chickpeas drained & rinsed
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • pepper, to taste
  • salt, to taste
  • Procedure

  • In a food processor, add drained and rinsed garbanzo beans, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy, adding water to adjust consistency, if desired.
  • Transfer to a jar to store and refrigerate.
  • Serve with raw veggies, crackers, or your favorite dippers!
  • Yields ~1½ cups hummus.
  • 2g fiber | 0g sugars
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 2 Tbsp
    12 servings
    Calories: 75

    • 7g Carbs

    • 5g Fat

    • 2g Protein

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