This is an easy recipe for tahini-free avocado hummus. Ready in 5 minutes this nutritious dip can be enjoyed with pita bread, vegetables or toasted French baguette!
Why should you try this avocado hummus recipe?
- Easy recipe
- No tahini needed
- Quick preparation
It’s also naturally gluten-free.
Now hummus without tahini still tastes amazing so don’t be worried that you will lose an important flavor.
Tahini itself is pretty expensive so if you are not one of the people who uses this sesame seed paste regularly or makes it from scratch, then I don’t see a point in buying it.
How to make avocado hummus without tahini
First gather all the ingredients. I buy cooked chickpeas but if you prefer cooking them yourself, then go ahead. I am not sure how much dried chickpeas you will need though. They are processed with olive oil in a food processor.
Then add avocado chunks, lemon juice, pressed garlic, salt, pepper, cumin and pulse again until smooth.
Give it a taste and add more seasoning/oil/lemon juice, if you like.
Serve any way you like!
Olive oil – to make this tahini-free avocado hummus I highly recommend using extra virgin olive oil. It is the best one on the market and the healthiest one as well as it is cold-pressed.
Avocado – Make sure to use ripe avocado. It should be soft to touch and when you cut it, the knife should go easily through. The texture would be similar to the texture of a ripe banana (There is a simple trick to determine whether an avocado is ripe inside).
Lemon juice – I always use juice from a fresh lemon to achieve the best flavors and I recommend you do the same. The amount you use may vary though. This will depend on your taste.
Salt, pepper and cumin – I tend to add a pinch of each, mix and taste and add more if needed.
Garlic – One garlic clove is usually enough. If you don’t like garlic, you can omit it completely. I don’t recommend using garlic powder.
What snacks to eat with hummus?
- Pita bread
- Veggies – carrots, celery, bell peppers, …
- Fruits – apples are my favorite. They go so well with all sorts of sweet or savory dips.
- Oven Baked Tortilla Chips
Tips for making avocado hummus
- If you have tahini on hand, feel free to add a little to your hummus.
- This recipe can be easily adjusted to your liking – you can add more/less garlic (or omit it completely), olive oil, seasoning, ….
- Cumin is also completely optional here. I don’t use it when I don’t have it on hand.
- Store in a sealed jar or air-tight container in the fridge.
- Enjoy as a spread or dip!
- I love this on a few slices of toasted bread or French baguette. Top it with salmon and arugula and you have a tasty breakfast ready.
Note: This is an old post that has been recently updated with new photos and detailed instructions and tips.
Tahini Free Avocado Hummus
- Process the chickpeas altogether with olive oil until smooth.
- Add avocado, lemon juice, pressed garlic, a generous pinch of salt, pepper and ground cumin. Process until well combined.
- Taste and add more seasoning, if needed.
- This recipe can be adjusted to your liking.
- Garlic and cumin can be omitted completely.
- Extra virgin olive oil is the best choice here but if you don’t have it, regular olive oil will do as well. Do not use sunflower nor vegetable oil!
- This recipe should feed at least 6 people when served as a dip.
- For more tips and serving suggestions read the whole post.
- Keep in the fridge, in an air-tight container/jar.