By veganmilitarywife


The Best Basic Hummus (Vegan, Gluten Free, and Oil Free)

The Best Basic Hummus

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword hummus, plant based, recipe, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil optional


  • Blend tahini and water in a blender or food processor until creamy.
  • Bend in garlic, salt, cumin, sumac, and lemon juice.
  • Add chickpeas and oil (or additional water, if necessary) and blend until completely smooth.
  • Serve as is, garnished with additional sumac and/or pine nuts, or add in your favorite flavors, such as sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, or artichokes. ┬áThe possibilities are endless!