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

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Recipe From: Katie’s Bright Kitchen


  • 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 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


  • 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. 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!


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