Healthy Oil Free Hummus

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I wasn’t really planning to post this recipe. Just google ‘oil free hummus’ and you will see there are 800,000 results. WHEW. That’s a lot of hummus!

But another recipe I have been working on calls for oil free hummus in the ingredients. So, I thought, I can just find a recipe like mine and link! No need to recreate the wheel.


When I was looking through post after post on other sites, none were as simple as an ingredient list as mine.

Some added paprika (not in mine)

Some added (cumin (again, not in mine)

So what is a gal to do?

Share my beloved hummus recipe with you, that’s what!

Now for years (7 exactly) I used oil in this hummus recipe. I can’t even tell you how many times I have made it, because well it is in the hundreds. I first came across making my own hummus way back when my oldest was still a babe in the high chair. Thank-you Weelicious for coming to my meal rescue many many times back in those early days! If you haven’t checked out Catherine’s website and you have a family, go there now! Not all the recipes are vegan or plant based, but she has many recipes that do fit that lifestyle and she has such a cute family and and entertaining site (and instagram!)

Anyways – so eventually this homemade hummus thing, I had down pat. No need to even look any recipes for original humus anymore – I had made it so many times it was ingrained in the recesses of my brain.

Should we consume less oil?

But a few months ago, I started to think interesting thoughts about oil. Should we consume less oil?

After some research, I decided that while we probably can’t rid of oil entirely, we can definitely work on reducing our use of it in food.

But what about hummus?
So, I thought about substituting water, but that didn’t seem to me like it would produce as creamy of a dip.

Could aquafaba work? (that is the liquid chickpeas are in – much fancier than saying bean juice!)

It did!

And my family actually thinks it is creamier then the oil version. Yeah!

healthy oil free hummus
So, whether or not your goal for the new year is to be oil free or not, this healthy oil free hummus is a winner. And if your goal is to be oil free – be sure to check out our recipe round up of 32 oil free recipes for every meal from breakfast to dessert. 
Try it out, we would love to know what you think! Tag @badtothebowl on social media when you make this! 


Healthy Oil Free Hummus

Recipe by SarahCourse: Appetizers, Snacks

Easy oil free hummus is made in the blender and the perfect dip for raw veggies and chips!


  • 1 – 15 oz. can no salt added Garbanzo Beans (I think the Kurners brand works best!

  • 1/3 cup of aquafaba

  • 3 tblsp lemon juice

  • 2 tblsp tahini

  • 1 tsp garlic salt

  • 1 tsp minced garlic


  • Drain your garbanzo beans in mesh strainer placed over a bowl. Set bowl aside, reserving aquafaba. Rinse beans really well. Place beans in blender.
  • Add all remaining ingredients (including 1/3 cup of your reserved aquafaba)
  • 3. Blend on high, stopping and scraping blender sides frequently.

  • Serve with your favorite raw vegetables!

  • Refrigerate leftovers for up to 7 days.

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