oil free hummus

Easy Oil-Free Hummus

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


This easy oil-free hummus recipe is delicious with crunchy veggies, toasted pita, or falafel. It’s so smooth and creamy, you’d never guess there is no added oil!



  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon za’atar seasoning, plus more for garnish


  1. Place the chickpeas in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds until warm.
  3. Transfer to a blender or food processor.
  4. Add the water, lemon juice, tahini, and garlic and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender or food processor every 30 seconds.
  5. Add salt and za’atar seasoning then blend until mixed.
  6. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with additional za’atar seasoning.

Keywords: oil free hummus