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Ingredients and Substitutions For A Simple Hummus Without Garlic Recipe
- Canned Garbanzos (cooked chickpeas) – substitute chickpeas with a different bean. Try making black bean hummus with black beans or substitute them with your favorite canned beans.
- Tahini – if you prefer a hummus recipe without tahini, replace the tahini with your favorite butter, like cashew or almond butter.
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – A good quality EVOO is a perfect way to top this creamy hummus, but if you’re looking for a kick of flavor, mix it up with an infused olive oil like oregano-infused olive oil or lemon-infused olive oil.
- Fresh Lemon Juice is preferred, but you can try lime juice instead.
- Cumin Powder or onion salt and dried oregano.
- Sea Salt
See detailed quantities below.
No-Garlic Hummus Variations
Add some of your favorite toppings to this recipe for an extra kick!
- I topped my hummus with this aji picante, a top-rated empanada sauce. It doesn’t have any garlic. It’s slightly spicy and tangy and works perfectly with this creamy no-garlic hummus.
- If you love dill, try making your version of lemon dill hummus.
- Top it with diced dill pickles and a tablespoon of the dill pickle vinegar.
- Add chili flakes for a slightly spicy hummus.
- Add fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, and lime for a fresh take on this hummus.
- Spicy Jalapeños for those who love spicy hummus, then sprinkle on cumin powder and olive oil.
Other Ways To Enjoy Hummus Without Garlic
Hummus is an incredibly delicious dip! It’s also a great addition to my favorite charcuterie board – it works well with fresh veggies, crackers, and fruit.
But here are some other ways to enjoy it on some of your favorite meals and snacks:
Hummus spread – spread it on your favorite veggie, chicken or lamb wrap, or sandwich.
Hummus salad dressing – add red wine vinegar and extra virgin olive oil to the hummus to thin it out. Then add it to your favorite greens like arugula or a salad like a Greek salad.
Top Tips For The Best No-Garlic Hummus
- Drain the canned garbanzos before adding them to the food processor for a thicker hummus dip
- Set aside about a tbsp of olive oil and drizzle it on the hummus before serving
- Add your favorite spice to this recipe, I love cumin, but you can add oregano, fresh or dried, rosemary, or spicy banana pepper.
Storage and Serving Tips
Store any leftover hummus in a glass container for up to 4 days. Freshly-made hummus has no preservatives, so you want to make sure to consume it within a few days of preparing.
Once you’ve kept the hummus in the refrigerator, you might notice that the hummus has become a bit dry. To revive it, simply stir it using a silicone spatula or spoon and add around half a tablespoon of olive oil before serving.
What To Serve With Hummus
Of course, the best way to enjoy this hummus is with something you can use to scoop the hummus dip. I absolutely love Spanish tortas de aceite, it’s flaky, savory, and perfect with hummus.
If I’m on a gluten-free kick, then pickles are my favorite way to enjoy hummus. Carrots are so good with hummus, really any veggie works.
Also, try a gluten-free wrap and spread the hummus without garlic on the wrap.
Does Hummus Always Contain Garlic?
A traditional hummus recipe contains garlic. However, if you’re not a fan of garlic, you can substitute garlic with any of your favorite spices and herbs. For example, add cumin, red chili flakes, and a spicy herb sauce like aji picante.
What Spices Can I Add To Plain Hummus?
Plain hummus is already delicious, but adding your preferred spices can take it to the next level. Some great options to enhance plain hummus include cumin powder, chili powder, turmeric, paprika, and red chili flakes.
Delicious Homemade Hummus Without Garlic
- 1 Food processor
- 1 Fine Mesh Strainer
- 1 Canned Garbanzos
- 1 tbsp Tahini
- 3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 whole Lemon
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- pinch Cumin Powder
- Step OneDrain the canned chickpeas and add them to the food processor. Save about 1/4 cup on the side to add to the hummus for texture.
- Step TwoAdd the tahini, lemon juice, salt, and 2 tbsp of olive oil to the food processor and pulse until your preferred texture. For creamy hummus, it takes about a minute. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the food processor bowl to get a consistent texture.
- Step ThreeFor the final touch, transfer the creamy hummus to a bowl and add top it off with the chickpeas you set aside. Then add a pinch of cumin powder, drizzle on the remaining olive oil, and a pinch of sea salt!