By veganmilitarywife


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

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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!