Making Hummus Without Tahini

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The first time we ate real good hummus was when we visited Uncle Benny’s cousins in Ashdod in Israel way back in 1997. It tastes so much better than the store-bought versions in other countries.

Ever since then mom started making hummus at home for us. It’s glutenfree, tasty and goes with absolutely anything. Well, almost anything.

Anyways, some days we’re too busy to make the tahini paste before making hummus, so it’s easier to make hummus without tahini. Well, it’s not really without tahini. It’s tahini in it’s raw form as sesame seeds. Pretty easy and a lot quicker.

You can use the recipe and either make it creamy like Michael Solmonov says it should be, or make it coarse like we like it. A little texture goes a long way. And finally drizzle olive oil on it and serve. Yummy does it!

If you’re making hummus to eat on the Daniel fast, skip the sugar. It still tastes amazing!

Homemade hummus in a glass bowl with chickpeas on top.

See how to make the Homemade Hummus without Tahini paste?

Mom soaks the chickpeas overnight. And then she started by softening the channa aka chickpeas with chilies in a pressure cooker. She cooks them for about 5 minutes in the pressure cooker till they’re soft.

If you’re using a regular pot, chickpeas take about 45 minutes to cook. Just throw the chickpeas in there with salt, and boil for 45 minutes. Add a pinch of baking soda while cooking them if you want them lighter, but it’s not really required. It’s what many restaurants do to cook chickpeas faster.

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If you boil extra chickpeas, use them as a snack. Boiled grams are a popular East Indian snack here in Mumbai.

Soak chickpeas in water overnight.
Soak chickpeas in water overnight
Boiled grams.
Boiled grams

Now, if you have already made tahini, you can use that. If you haven’t, blitz sesame seeds in a mixer-grinder, and then add the chickpeas and continue to blitz it.

Blitz the grams in a mixie - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Blitz the grams in a mixie

Add garlic, olive oil and lime juice and continue to grind till it’s smooth. Other people use very little garlic, but we add enough garlic to keep the vampires away. You can lessen the amount if you like.

Try the recipe out and let us know how it goes! And what changes you made to it to taste good for your family. 🙂

Top view of homemade hummus in a glass jar.
Yummy homemade hummus in a glass jar.
Delicious hummus in a glass bowl with chickpeas on top.

Hummus Variations

1. Beetroot Hummus

Beautiful beetroot hummus is ready! - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate
Beautiful beetroot hummus

2. Dill Hummus

3. Bell Pepper Hummus

4. Red Pumpkin Hummus

5. Chocolate Hummus

Tasty homemade hummus in a glass jar.

Making Hummus Without Tahini

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This easy homemade hummus recipe is what mom makes from scratch. It's made with the sesame instead of tahini and tastes yummy too.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Beetroot Boiling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snacks
Cuisine Israeli, Mediterranean
Servings 25 Tablespoons
Calories 71 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 20 flakes Garlic
  • 250 gm Chickpeas Boiled
  • 100 gm White Sesame Seeds (Til) (Til)
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar Skip on the Daniel Fast!
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Tablespoon Olive Oil For blending
  • 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil For drizzling
  • 2 Tablespoon Lime Juice

Optional

  • 0.10 tsp Red Chilli Powder

Instructions
 

  • Boil the chillies and chickpeas in a pressure cooker with salt till they're soft. My mom soaks the chickpeas overnight before boiling. You could do that too! (If you’re using a regular pot, it might take about 45 minutes. Just throw the chickpeas in there with salt, and boil for 45 minutes.)
  • Grind the sesame seeds till it forms a thick but runny paste. (If you're using tahini instead of sesame paste from scratch, skip this step.)
  • Add the boiled chickpeas, sugar and salt, and grind again.
  • Once it's nearly soft, add in the lime juice, garlic, and olive oil and blend well.
  • Drizzle with chilli powder and olive oil before serving.

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Notes

  • If you’re eating hummus on the Daniel fast, skip the sugar. It still tastes great!
  • Add more or less salt if needed!
  • We add way more garlic than is required. But we love the different taste it creates.
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Stuff You Might Want to Use

Mixer Grinder – Food Processor
King Arthur Baking - Country Bread Knife
Silicon Spatula
6 Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set
Glass Bowls or Mixing Bowls

Nutrition (Per Serving)

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

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