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Basic Hummus Without Tahini [Gluten-Free, Vegan]

If you're craving hummus but don't have any tahini on hand, this Basic Hummus Without Tahini is the answer! It's easy to make with common ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. 
Course Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine American
Keyword hummus, meatless monday, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 106kcal



  • Add chickpeas, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt and lemon juice to the bowl of a food processor.
  • Begin processing on high speed.
  • While processing, slowly add the olive oil through the feed tube, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  • Continue processing on high speed and slowly add the aquafaba through the feed tube, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  • Process on high speed until smooth and creamy and no chunks remain, stopping to scrape the sides as needed.
  • Once the hummus has a smooth consistency, transfer to serving bowl and garnish as desired.



The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Accuracy is not guaranteed. Information shown should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Please note the nutrition calculation for this recipe does not include the aquafaba since there is limited information regarding its nutritional composition. According to this Healthline article, there are approximately 3-5 calories in 1 tablespoon of aquafaba.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 3g