Quick, Easy Oil-Free Hummus

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oil-free hummus

I am 3 weeks into my whole food, plant based, no oil lifestyle and I have had some great results! My blood sugar numbers are in the normal range, and I have lost over 20 pounds. While eating this way isn’t especially difficult, it does require a lot of label-reading and planning ahead.

One thing I haven’t been able to find in my local stores is tahini-free, oil-free hummus. As a diabetic it is imperative that I avoid oil as much as possible, so I knew I needed to find an alternative. I decided to just make my own, although I was skeptical of how the texture would turn out without tahini in it.

oil-free hummus

I recently upgraded my Ninja Kitchen System to a Vitamix 5300, and wow, what a difference in the texture of my hummus! The Ninja is a great, lower-cost alternative if a Vitamix isn’t in your budget, but if you can swing the upgrade it is well worth it!

Oil-Free Hummus

You can use a can of chickpeas, but if you are trying to avoid salt I find it much easier to make my chickpeas in my Instant Pot. I cover the dry chickpeas with water and add some garlic powder and cumin. I set the Instant Pot to manual for 50 minutes, then do a natural release. Not only is this way cheaper than buying canned, I avoid BPA and unwanted sodium in my beans. If I make a big batch I will freeze them 2 cups at a time, since that is about equivalent to a can.

This recipe is so quick and easy not much instruction is required, but here is the YouTube video I did with the step-by-step: https://youtu.be/bzKL_DiPBbo

If you want to jazz the hummus up you can blend in olives, peppers, or even just mix up the seasoning. Adding cannelloni beans can add some creaminess, too.

oil-free hummus

I love hummus for dipping carrot sticks, but I also like using it as a sandwich spread or thinned out for dressing! I make sure I always have a container made up in the fridge.

Oil-Free Hummus
Serves 8
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184 calories
31 g
0 g
3 g
10 g
0 g
54 g
41 g
5 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184
Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 41mg
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars 5g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 C chickpeas
  2. 1 T low-sodium soy sauce
  3. 1 T lemon juice
  4. 2-4 T vegetable broth
  5. 2 cloves garlic
  1. Blend ingredients together until desired consistency and texture.
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Have you ever made homemade hummus? Try it out, your tastebuds will thank you!


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Hi! I'm Melissa!

Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is newly single, a mom, soon to be grandma and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.



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