Best Oil-Free Hummus



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Discover the simplicity and health benefits of homemade oil-free hummus with this easy recipe. In just 5 minutes, you can create a creamy and nutritious oil-free hummus that’s lower in fat and bursting with flavor.

Let’s get into the kitchen and make this delicious and versatile oil-free hummus.

the best oil free hummus recipe with a vegetable platter

Nutritional Benefits in this Oil-Free Hummus recipe

This oil-free hummus recipe offers numerous nutritional benefits:

  • Protein-Rich: Chickpeas are a rich source of plant-based protein, making this hummus a satisfying and filling snack.
  • Fiber-Packed: With both chickpeas and tahini, this hummus is high in fiber, promoting digestive health and aiding in satiety.
  • Lower in Fat: By omitting oil, this hummus is lower in fat compared to traditional recipes, making it a healthier option for those watching their fat intake.
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Best Oil-Free Hummus

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  • Author: Lora Ulrich
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x


This homemade oil-free hummus is ready in 5 minutes, creamy and lower in fat! Featuring traditional spices from your pantry, this healthy dip is protein and fiber rich and goes with everything from veggies to wraps to salads.


  • 2 cups chickpeas
  • ½ cup chickpea liquid
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 12 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder


1. Add the chickpeas with liquid in a blender and blend to obtain a puree.
2. Next, add tahini, lemon juice, cumin, salt and chili powder. Process at high speed until the hummus becomes smooth and creamy. If needed, add a spritz of water.
3. Get a spoon and taste test your oil-free hummus to see if you want to make any adjustments.
Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.

Versatile Serving Suggestions

This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in various ways:

  • Veggie Platter: Serve alongside a colorful assortment of fresh vegetables for a nutritious and satisfying snack.
  • Wrap or Sandwich Spread: Use as a spread in wraps or sandwiches for added flavor and creaminess.
  • Salad Dressing: Thin out the hummus with a bit of water and use it as a creamy dressing for salads or grain bowls.

Here are five flavorful variations of oil-free hummus to suit your tastebuds

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

  • Add 1/2 cup of roasted red peppers (drained if using jarred) to the blender along with the other ingredients.
  • For an extra kick, add a pinch of smoked paprika or cayenne pepper.
  • Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and chopped parsley before serving.

Sun-Dried Tomato and Basil Hummus

  • Incorporate 1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes (packed in oil, drained) and a handful of fresh basil leaves into the blender.
  • Include a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a clove of roasted garlic for depth of flavor.
  • Top with a sprinkle of pine nuts and chopped fresh basil for a vibrant finish.

Spicy Sriracha Hummus

  • Mix in 1-2 tablespoons of sriracha sauce or to taste for a spicy kick.
  • Enhance the flavor with a dash of ground cumin and a pinch of smoked paprika.
  • Garnish with a drizzle of sriracha and a sprinkle of black sesame seeds for added visual appeal.

Zesty Lemon and Herb Hummus

  • Increase the amount of lemon juice to 3-4 tablespoons for a bright, citrusy flavor.
  • Add a handful of fresh parsley or cilantro leaves to the blender for a burst of freshness.
  • Finish with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of lemon zest before serving.

Garlic and Herb Hummus

  • Double the amount of garlic cloves for an extra punch of flavor.
  • Mix in a blend of dried herbs such as oregano, thyme, and rosemary, or use a tablespoon of Italian seasoning.
  • Garnish with a swirl of olive oil and a sprinkle of dried herbs for an elegant presentation.

Whether you stick to the base oil-free hummus recipe or venture into one of the flavorful variations above, you’re in for a treat! This creamy and nutritious alternative to traditional dips offers a perfect balance of texture, flavor, and health benefits.

Making your own oil-free hummus at home is so simple and allows you to enjoy the goodness of this dish while meeting your health goals. Give it a try and savor the deliciousness of oil-free hummus today!

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