6 Oil-Free Healthy Hummus Recipes

Here are 6 delicious homemade hummus recipes that are oil-free and easy to make! We've provided a basic recipe and 5 tasty variations including Roasted Red Pepper, Dill Pickle, Spicy Jalapeño, Curried Pumpkin, and Roasted Beet!

Basic Hummus Recipe

Makes 6 servings or about 1 1/2 cups


1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (our favorite organic brand here)

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)

1/4 cup (60 ml) well-stirred tahini

1 small garlic clove, minced

2 tablespoons water

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Salt to taste

2 to 3 tablespoons (30 to 45 ml) water


1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.

2. Store homemade hummus in an airtight container and refrigerate up to one week.

Roasted Red Pepper

Additions: 2 roasted red bell peppers and 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper

1. Move an oven rack so that it is about 5 inches from the broiler. Turn oven broiler on.

2. Remove core of 2 whole red bell peppers then cut into large flat pieces. Arrange pepper pieces, skin-side up, on a baking sheet. Broil 5 to 10 minutes until the peppers skin has charred.

3. Add peppers to a resealable plastic bag, seal then wait 10 to 15 minutes until cool enough to handle. Or, add peppers to a bowl then cover with plastic wrap and wait 10 to 15 minutes. Gently peel away the charred pepper skin and discard.

~OPTIONAL: Reserve 1 to 2 pieces to use as a garnish

4. Add the roasted bell peppers and cayenne pepper to hummus when blending.

Dill Pickle

Additions: 1/4 cup of chopped dill pickles (plus more for garnish), 1/4 tsp of dill weed, 2 tbsp of pickle juice

1. Add ingredients when blending up the basic hummus recipe

2. Garnish with chopped pickles!

Spicy Jalapeño

Additions: 2-5 jalapeños seeded (or including seeds depending on spice preference),1/4 cup cilantro chopped, 1/2 an avocado

1. Add ingredients when blending up the basic hummus recipe

2. Garnish with minced jalapeño peppers!

Curried Pumpkin

Additions: 1/2 of a 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree, 2 tablespoons of curry powder

1. Add ingredients when blending up the basic hummus recipe

2. Garnish with pumpkin seeds!

Roasted Beet

Additions: 2 medium beets (skin left on)

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Wrap each beet in aluminum foil and roast them for 1 to 2 hours or until soft and tender.

3. Once the beets are roasted, remove them from the oven and let them cool.

4. Peel the skin and chop them into chunks.

5. Add the beets when blending up the basic hummus recipe.

2. Garnish with raw shredded beet!

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