No-Oil Hummus

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This is our basic, go-to hummus recipe. It was created out of a need for a good quality hummus – without oil. Most store brands contain oil, and the oil-free one that I found isn’t always in stock. This No-Oil Hummus is creamy and goes together in just a few minutes. And it will keep in the refrigerator all week to enjoy as a sandwich spread and vegetable dip.

oil-free hummus

No-Oil Hummus

By July 27, 2014


  • 3 cups - cooked garbanzo beans (about two 15 oz cans, drained, and rinsed)
  • 2 Tbs - tahini
  • 3-5 Tbs - lemon juice (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp - garlic powder


Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Add a tablespoon or two of water to thin the hummus if desired. Salt to taste.


The amount of garlic powder and lemon juice in this recipe is intentionally set a little low, so that you can adjust those flavors to suit your own tastes. Most often, I use 5 Tbs of lemon juice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition (per serving): 103 calories, 63% calories from carbohydrates, 20% calories from protein, 18% calories from fat, 3.6g fiber.

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