You know it’s a healthy dip.
When you’re eating right, you probably pass over the sour cream and onion dip and head straight for the hummus.
God-bless hummus and for the people who provide it at potluck parties and family get-togethers–a beacon of healthy-eating refuge for those of us crazy enough to want to follow a healthy lifestyle.
We give ourselves mental high-fives, don’t we? There we are, all smug, huddling around that hummus, dipping away–laughing at all the suckers who will pay for their ranch dip in the morning!
But (and I’m so sorry to be the one to tell you this)…
All hummus is not created equally.
And even your old, healthy stand-by can have some pretty dirty little secrets to hide.
“Like what?” you defensively scream at the screen.
Like, loads of salt and oil–that’s what. Yup, not so good for us in the trying-to-eat-healthy department.
Don’t you fret! Here’s an insanely simple-to-make hummus recipe, that’s nutritarian-friendly, with no-oil and no-added-salt!
Woop, woop! Let’s do this!
But hold on a sec. If you’re not quite ready to venture into no-added-sodium territory, I have an updated hummus recipe here that’s low in sodium (still oil-free) and packing serious heat in the flavor department!
This hummus recipe uses super-simple ingredients, that you probably have on hand in your pantry! Canned garbanzo beans, water, lemon juice, tahini sauce, garlic powder and a dash of cumin.
In lieu of olive oil we’re using tahini.
Here’s a great tip: When you buy your tahini pour out that top layer of oil that’s caused when separation occurs. You don’t need so much of the sesame oil without the rest of the seeds’ insides (like fiber and phytochemicals).
Garlic powder and cumin give the hummus some flavor without resorting to using salt. In fact, the only salt in this hummus is any that might be used in the canning process. But it’s easier than ever to find no-add-salt garbanzos!
Even with that bit of salt that may be in there, this recipe’s salt content will be waaaay lower than any store-bought hummus you could find!
This hummus is a whiz to make! Just use your high-powered blender and you’ll get ‘er done in less than 2 minutes flat!
No-Oil Nutritarian Hummus
Make this super-easy, oil-free and no-added-sodium, Nutritarian hummus recipe in your high-powered blender! Perfect for dipping with raw veggies and seriously guilt-free!
- 2 15 oz. cans garbanzo beans (no-salt-added)
- 2 cups water, divided
- 1/2 cup tahini (only one ingredient: sesame seeds)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tsp cumin
Drain your garbanzos and rinse well--see notes.
Add the beans, 1 cup water, Tahini, lemon juice and seasonings to a high-powered blender.
Blend on high (or "smoothie" setting if using a Vitamix) for about a minute, add the reserved water in 2 tbsp. increments and continue to blend until desired texture is reached.
This recipe makes a double-batch of hummus that saves very well in the fridge for up to two weeks. makes 3 cups or 24, 2-tbsp servings.
Some readers have commented that they left aquafaba (bean juice left in the can) in and it made it even creamier