Fast, Frugal Fabulous Hummus (no tahini required)

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings 1x


  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas , drained (save the canning liquid!)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, mashed (or, in pinch, 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dark (toasted) sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • fine sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Optional: sumac or paprika


  1. In a food processor, process the chickpeas (not the liquid!), lemon juice, olive oil, sesame oil, and cumin until well blended (stop and scrape down bowl as needed).
  2. With motor running, slowly drizzle in canning liquid, a little at a time, until very smooth and creamy (stop and scrape down bowl once or twice). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer to a small serving bowl and sprinkle with sumac or paprika, if desired.

  • Category: Appetizer, Snack
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