Prep: 10 minutes

Serves:Makes about 1 1/2 cups

There are many variations of Hummus in most supermarkets and natural food stores. Many of them have added olive oil and most have tahini. Some people are convinced that Hummus without tahini is just not Hummus. However, I have been making no tahini Hummus for years and it is delicious, plus it is healthier for your body. If you can't stand the thought of Hummus without tahini, then add 1 tablespoon of it to this recipe, realizing that you are also adding some fat to the recipe.


  • 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp tahini (optional)
  • dash sea salt


Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until very smooth.

Hints: Add other ingredients to this basic Hummus, for flavor and variety.
1. 1/2 cup roasted red peppers plus 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin.
2. 1/2 cup chopped parsley or cilantro.
3. 1-2 teaspoons chopped jalapeno pepper.