Easy Hummus Recipe Without Tahini

I am a big fan of easy nutritious foods I can serve my family and guests. This recipe for Hummus Without Tahini fits both categories. My friend Ruth brought a batch to a fellowship dinner several years ago and my family devoured it. They had turned up their noses when served hummus in the past, but this time their reaction was different. When I saw the recipe, I noticed there was no tahini. It’s a classic ingredient, but apparently my family doesn’t care for it.

Easy Hummus Recipe without Tahini - Apron Strings & other things

Hummus is high in fiber and protein, packed with nutrition, a marvelous food to feed my family and now that I know it’s possible to make a delicious hummus without tahini, I try to keep it in my frig and freezer. I make a large batch, quadrupling (or more!) the recipe below and freeze it in pint containers. This way I have it on hand for snacks, lunches, meals while traveling, appetizers to serve guests. I serve it with tortilla chips, pita bread, carrot/celery sticks.

Hummus ingredients  Marriage Motherhood & Missions

Linda’s Easy & Delicious Hummus Without Tahini


  • 1 15 oz. can Chick Peas (Garbanzo Beans), drained (or cook your own from dried)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 1/4 c Lemon Juice (fresh is best, but bottled will do inΒ  a pinch)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c Black Olives, chopped
  • 1/2 a Bell Pepper, chopped (red is best but yellow, green are nice too)
  • 1/2 a Onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, crushed (adjust to suit taste, we like more!)


Hummus peppers onions  Marriage Motherhood & MissionsAfter gathering your ingredients, saute the peppers and onion a few minute in an iron skillet to give it that roasted flavor. A tasty alternative would be to roast your peppers and onion in the oven.

Hummus blender  Marriage Motherhood & MissionsCombine all ingredients and blend together. I use the pulse setting in my blender, but a food processor or stick blender would work too. You can alter the amount of most any ingredient in this recipe. You may like a little less lemon and a little more salt. If it’s too think add a bit more water. Too thin? decrease water next time. Or maybe you don’t have black olives on hand or only have a red onion. Change it up! Try variations like substituting lime juice for the lemon juice and see what you and your family like best.

Hummus  Marriage Motherhood & MissionsServe with chips, pita, fresh veggies or whatever suits your fancy! I’ll be stocking the freezer soon to be ready for upcoming vacations and camping trips.

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  1. This sounds great. We love hummus, so I’m going to try this recipe.

  2. I hate hummus. Or maybe it’s the thahini?? I guess I need to find out for sure because of this recipe πŸ™‚

    • Now, don’t let me twist your arm, Amanda! I suppose it might not be for everyone, but I know the red peppers and black olives in this recipe are what my family especially like. Even my children who don’t ‘do’ onions and peppers like this. let me know what you think if you ever give it a try πŸ™‚

  3. does it need the olives?

    • Annette, you can leave the olives out. My family likes them so that’s what we use. You can make this recipe to suit your taste – add more or less and leave out what you don’t have on hand πŸ™‚

  4. Wow that looks good! I never was brave enough to make hummus, but this recipe looks easy enough I will give it a try. Thanks!

  5. I like tahini but have tried other hummus recipes w/o it. Saved for future experiments.

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