Creamy Oil-Free Hummus

A lot of folks have been asking me for oil-free recipes lately. Here’s a delicious, creamy, oil-free hummus recipe that comes together in less than 10 minutes in a high powered blender (such as a Vitamix).

I’ve always made hummus in a food processor, but the blender took this hummus to the next level. So smooth and creamy!! And highly customizable for your favorite hummus flavorings. Enjoy!

Creamy Oil-Free Hummus

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Active Time: 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 cans chickpeas (15-oz), liquid reserved from one can
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, not bottled!
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp good quality sea salt

Flavoring Ideas

  • za'atar seasoning
  • smoked paprika
  • roasted red pepper (I use jarred)
  • cilantro and jalapeño
  • roasted eggplant and pine nuts
  • chipotle and lime
  • spinach and artichoke hearts
  • olives

Useful Equipment


  • Drain one can of chickpeas and add both cans (including the liquid from the second can into a food processor or high powered blender such as a Vitamix.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and blend. If using a high powered blender, start on low and use the stirring tool to mix while blending, or stop blending and mix periodically with a spatula, until creamy.


Recipe adapted from Fat Free Vegan
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  1. Anonymous

    Can this recipe be halved?

    • I haven’t tried it, but I don’t see why not. I think a high powered blended like a vitamix could handle it. My only concern would be the more volume the better for it getting sucked down into the blades of the blender. Try it and let us know!

  2. This is my absolute go to now! I love this recipe and make it once a week. I have substituted 1 can of great northern beans for one of the can of garbanzo beans too. I love the Tahini in this and it is the perfect consistency! It takes about 30 seconds to mix up in my new PC cooking blender! LOVE!

  3. Jessica

    How long does it last?

  4. What’s a good combination of add ins? I really like Hope brand Buffalo Bleu hummus. Any suggestions? Thanks Melissa

  5. You can freeze hummus. FYI
    You can make a big batch and freeze in small portions! Yay

  6. Pat Fitzmaurice

    How do I measure it for BLE eating?

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  8. Thanks Katie!! Delicious, nutritious and soooo super easy to make. It feels great knowing exactly what is in it and that it’s oil free.

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  14. Carolee Marie

    Love this!!!! So easy and good to know exactly what is in it. It will be my go to as well… that is saying something because the kitchen completely overwhelms me!!!! Thank you Katie!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. Kellie

    5 stars
    Hello there! I’m so excited to try this recipe! Is there any way you could tell me if 4 oz would be a protein on Bright Line Eating? Thanks so much!

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