On today’s episode of “What Does This Pregnant Lady Crave Today?” we’re making an easy batch of Hummus! This Hummus is so simple and easy, and best part is that it does not require Tahini (which I NEVER have in my pantry!). Keep scrolling- we top ours with some delicious and fresh toppings for added flavor and aesthetic.
First things first- start with a can of garbanzo beans. Sometimes they are called chickpeas. They are the same thing. Kind of like me being called ‘sarcastic’ and ‘hilarious’ depending on who you ask. I really recommend canned garbanzo beans versus soaking dried beans- canned garbanzo beans are soft, easier, and give better texture to hummus in my opinion.
I like to use my NutriBullet to make my hummus- you can use a food processor, a blender, or really any blending device- but I find my NutriBullet to be easy to clean and easy to use. Add lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, salt, pepper and a smidge of water to your hummus and blend- it’s that easy! Traditional hummus calls for tahini, which we opt out of. I don’t find a big difference in flavor and I just never seem to have it on hand, so it’s a win-win for this hummus lover.
How you like the texture of your hummus is really up to you. If you find it to be too thick, add some extra water. Need some more salt? Add a pinch. This is best as a ‘taste as you go’ recipe- but remember, it is easier to ‘add to’ than to ‘take away’, so be cautious of overdoing it as you go.
Once the hummus is to your liking, add it to a shallow dish. I like to top mine with some olive oil, feta cheese, paprika, salt, pepper and chopped fresh herbs (parsley is my favorite).
There are a ton of ways to top your Hummus Without Tahini; Here’s a few ideas!
- Drizzle Olive Oil (infused olive oil is delicious too!)
- Drizzle Balsamic Reduction or other flavored Vinegars
- Feta Cheese
- Goat Cheese
- Fresh Herbs
- Chopped Jalapeno
- Garlic Powder
- Chili Powder
- Chopped Marinated Olives
- Chopped Roasted Red Peppers
- Pomegranate Seeds
- Squeezed Citrus & Citrus Zest
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Bruschetta (Trader Joes has a delicious pre-made version that is healthy and so good!)
And that- in about 5 minutes- is how you make homemade hummus without tahini! It’s such an easy recipe and I love how brightly flavored this hummus is. Bonus that you don’t have to buy expensive tahini!
If you need more healthy snacking recipes, check out these other recipes I think you’ll enjoy:
- Smoked Salmon (DIY recipe!)
- Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
- Honey Roasted Pecans with Rosemary
- Grilled Shrimp Skewers
- Skinny Taco Dip
- Smashed Brussel Sprouts
a delicious and easy hummus recipe using standard ingredients you likely already have!
- 1 15 oz can of garbanzo beans
- 3 tsp water add more later if necessary
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice about 1 lemon
- zest of 1 lemon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp feta cheese (crumbled)
- pinch paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp fresh chopped parsley
Drain garbanzo beans in a colander.
Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend in pulses until smooth.
If consistency of hummus is too thick, add additional water 1 tbsp at a time until hummus is desired consistency.
Transfer hummus to shallow dish and smooth with a spoon into a 'round' well. Top with toppings listed above if desired and serve.