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Hummus Recipe Without Tahini

A hummus is a Mediterranean-style buttery, smooth chickpea paste ideal for dipping, spreading or snacking. Learn how to make hummus recipe without tahini paste. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 1005kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


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  • 1 Cup white chickpeas (chana/garbanzo beans)
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients for Garnish:

  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon za'tar spices mix (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped coriander
  • a few pomegranate pearls


How To Cook Chickpeas for Hummus:

  • You can use tinned or canned chickpeas to make the hummus or you can boil chickpeas at home from scratch. 
  • To boil chickpeas, rinse and soak them in water for 5 - 6 hours. 
  • After 5 - 6 hours drain the water from the soaked chickpeas. Transfer them to a pressure cooker or instant pot. Add approximately 2 Cups of water and a teaspoon of salt. 
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker. Cook the chickpeas over medium heat for till well done. Slightly mushy or over-cooked chickpeas are best to make a creamy hummus. 
  • Transfer the boiled chickpeas to a colander or sieve. Allow them to cool down completely. Remove the skin of the chickpeas. Reserve the boiled chickpea liquid. 

How To Make Hummus Without Tahini:

  • Transfer all the ingredients (boiled chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and cumin powder) to a blender or food processor. 
  • Blend the ingredients until you get a creamy hummus. If the hummus seems too thick add a little bit more olive oil or the reserved liquid from the boiled chickpeas. 
  • Once the hummus is smooth and creamy, transfer to a serving bowl. 
  • Garnish hummus with the coriander, olive oil, and pomegranate pearls. Sprinkle za'tar spice mix. 
  • Serve hummus immediately with pita bread or chips. 


  • Za'tar is a Middle Eastern spice mix. IT give an extra authentic flavor to the hummus. But don't worry if that is not available. 
  • Garnish or topping for hummus can be customized as per your liking and preference.


Calories: 1005kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 86g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 5mg