How to Make Hummus with No Oil

Hummus is a delightful puree of chickpeas, lemon, and tahini which makes for a filling, delicious meal. However, there are many recipes which ask you to add or use oil in your hummus. To avoid the excess calories, I have prepared a plant-based recipe which allows you to enjoy hummus. Let’s learn how to make hummus with no oil.


For an oil-free hummus recipe, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of cooked chickpeas
  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ cup of tahini
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 juiced lemon

As for the utensils, you don’t need much. Make sure you have a sturdy food processor and perhaps a spatula to make sure no hummus goes to waste. Hummus has a thicker consistency, so you’ll need to scoop it out once it’s done.


The first step is to lightly cook the chickpeas. They don’t need to be hard, but they shouldn’t be raw. Soak your chickpeas in water for at least an hour, letting the skin softly peel itself off and clean themselves.

After you’ve let them soak, take them, and cook them. If you’re cooking them in water, make sure to put them in fresh water. Let them sit in the bubbling water for about an hour, then take them out to cool. Your chickpeas are now ready to be used. Or you can use canned chickpeas.


The next step is assembly. Make sure your chickpeas are placed first, so they’re closest to the blades of your food processor. The rest of your ingredients can be placed in any order.

Tahini, black pepper, garlic powder, cumin powder, sea salt and lemon are the standard ingredients. Feel free to get experimental with your own blends! Lemon is also best used fresh, so try to use a freshly squeezed lemon instead of lemon juice.

Blend or pulse all of your ingredients in your food processor, but not to the point that they’re as thin as soup. You want a thicker puree, so watch over your processor as it’s blending. Once you have the right consistency, your hummus is ready.

You can store the hummus in the fridge in an airtight container. This method is quick, easy, and completely oil-free! It’s a great solution for to-go meals and quick fixes. Chickpeas are a good source of fiber and can help lower your levels of cholesterol.

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Stay healthy,