Super Easy Hummus Recipe with No Tahini
Compared to our Easy Hummus Recipe, this is an even easier version that’s ready in literally 2 minutes and costs much less than what you buy at the store!
What’s the difference between Garbanzo beans and Chickpeas? Basically, it depends on where you’re from. They’re the same thing, called different names in different parts of the world. Use the names interchangeably.
Nutritional value: Chickpeas are low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It’s a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein and Copper, and a very good source of Folate and Manganese. There’s 269 calories in a 1-cup serving, so don’t overdo (just because it’s diet doesn’t mean you should binge!) But, rest assured, you’re getting a lot of nutrients in those calories! It would take 70 minutes of walking to burn 269 calories.
What is Tahini and why not use it? Tahini is a paste made from ground, hulled sesame seeds. It’s a tasty addition to hummus regularly, but sometimes you might not have it on hand. Also, some people may prefer not to have the sesame taste (kids, for example, might like the taste more without it). It’s a personal preference. I personally prefer it, but this recipe was very good! You may miss the Tahini, and if you do be sure to check out our Easy Hummus Recipe that does include Tahini. 🙂
Compare prices and save! A 16 oz tub of hummus can cost $5 – $10 at the deli (my favorite is Trader Joe’s Hummus!) But why spend that much when you can MAKE this hummus for around $2 or less for 16 oz!!
Interested in the awesome appliance we used to make this? Don’t miss our Cuisinart Elite Food Processor review and find out where to get the lowest price!
- 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans / Chickpeas, drained, liquid reserved
- 1 clove garlic, crushed (or use 1 piece of frozen garlic)
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or sea salt)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- In a blender or food processor combine garbanzo beans, garlic, cumin, salt and olive oil. Blend on low speed, gradually adding reserved bean liquid, until desired consistency is achieved.