Simple Oil-Free Hommus

Perfect accompaniment to those Christmas Crudités. I’m not the first person to write a recipe for this classic and satisfying dip, and I won’t be the last, but I feel this recipe belongs in my bank of favourites. This hommus is oil-free not because I think oil shouldn’t be eaten, being of Mediterranean heritage you can pry my EVOO out of my cold, dead hands… It’s oil free because it’s cheaper, more resourceful, and helps to cut down on food waste. Plus it tastes great. If it’s feeling a bit dry and you’d like to add a splash of olive oil, go right ahead. 


  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained but reserving 2-3 tablespoons of the liquid in the can
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3 Tbsp Tahini (hulled will give a more mild flavour than unhulled)
  • 1-2 Garlic Cloves, minced


  1. Put chickpeas, chickpea water (aka aquafaba), lemon juice, tahini, and garlic in a bowl and blend using a blender, stick blender, or a fork, scraping down the sides as necessary. Yes you can do this by hand it just takes a while and your result usually won’t be as smooth, but it will still be very tasty and rustic!
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  3. Serve! Yes it’s that easy. Better than store bought and extremely simple.

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