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Hummus without tahini

Hummus without Tahini (Best Substitute!)

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 1/2 cups 1x


  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 2 15-­ounce cans chickpeas
  • 1 large lemon (1/4 cup lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba or water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter


  1. Peel the garlic. Drain the chickpeas into a liquid measuring cup, reserving the aquafaba (chickpea can liquid). Juice the lemon.
  2. Add the garlic to the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Add chickpeas, lemon juice, aquafaba and olive oil, kosher salt and peanut butter. Puree for a few minutes until very creamy. 
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Tahini substitute