Kid Friendly Homemade Hummus without Tahini
Homemade Hummus without Tahini – Healthy Snack for Picky Eaters!
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, some hummus purists will say that ‘it’s not truly a hummus without tahini.’ And, that’s just fine—I’ll still call it homemade hummus without tahini. But, 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!
Why Skip the Tahini?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m personally a big fan of tahini. Similar to a nut butter, tahini is just sesame seeds blended into a paste. It’s creamy, salty, and actually loaded with wholesome fats, protein, and other nutrients!
But, not everyone is a fan, and it isn’t the most kid friendly ingredient. Often, kids and picky eaters are more sensitive to bitter tastes, and tahini does have a hint of bitterness. So, this homemade hummus without tahini can be an awesome option for those more sensitive taste buds!
And, chickpeas on their own have a very mild, neutral, savory taste. Perfect for blending into a creamy dip that kids can enjoy! Plus, chickpeas are loaded with plenty of protein, so this homemade hummus without tahini is still a nutritious spread for sandwiches or at snack time. Just without the hint of bitterness!
Homemade Hummus without Tahini
- 1 can garbanzo beans, 15 oz, drained/rinsed
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cumin
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 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 homemade hummus without tahini.