Hummus Without Tahini

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  • Put all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Chill in a covered container.
  • Garnish with parsley.
  • Optional ingredient: add a small clove of garlic when you process this in the food processor.

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  1. I'm not sure if I should've given this stars or not, because I kinda tweaked it a lot. Like a few others, I added 1/4 tsp. cumin and 1/4 tsp. paprika. It seemed like it needed "something" (besides the tahini...), so I added a tiny bit of salt, and on a whim, threw in about 1 1/2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter. It is excellent! I love hummus, and making it without tahini is great! When I buy tahini I usually end up using it once or twice, because I forget I have it or it gets pushed to the back of the fridge by the men of the house that give it a funny look. Thanks!
  2. This is a great quick 15-minute hummus. I replaced the crushed pepper Flakes with a boatload of cumin because I really love cumin. Doubled up on the lemon juice and smooth things out a little more with a little bit extra olive oil. But this still is one of the best fast 15-minute afternoon snack ideas out there. I added a picture but let's face it hummus is not exactly a photogenic food.
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  3. Really good and oh so simple. I cut down on the lemon juice just a tad - too acidic for my tastes. Otherwise just perfect! I added a little smoked paprika for fun. :)
  4. Great flavor and worth a try if you're allergic to sesame. For myself, tahini makes the texture much more appealing and adds it's own unique flavor, even with just 2-4 Tbsp. Want a creamier texture without buying tahini, try avocado or peanut/nut butter added instead.
  5. Had to write again, as the hummus has been in the fridge for a few days. Added some hot paprika & this recipe without tahini is very, very good. I would make it again.


  1. Replace the red pepper flakes with lots of cumin. Eliminated the salt altogether, doubled up on the lemon juice and added a touch of extra olive oil.
  2. I added 1 avocado and an extra clove of garlic. Omg this is the best ever..
  3. We added a 1/2 fresh red pepper instead of flakes and a dash of sesame oil. Substituted 2 1/2 TBS lemon juice for the fresh lemon. This took quite a while to get the right consistency in a blender, my husband was shaking the blender while it was on to get everything down into the blades, so at the least, this was a pretty entertaining recipe.



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