Creamy & Spicy Garlic Hummus (without tahini)

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Ready in about 5 minutes, this simple and delicious spicy garlic hummus without tahini is sure to become a new favorite. Simply add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

It has a nice spicy kick with raw garlic and is incredibly healthy & beneficial. It is also vegan & gluten-free.

fresh garlic hummus spread over bread and topped with olives, tomatoes, and basil.

This post has been updated from its original publish date of October 11, 2019 to provide better photos and step by step instructions.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • QUICK & EASY – This delicious & easy hummus recipe is a cinch to whip up in a food processor and only takes 5 minutes!
  • HEALTHY – Homemade hummus is super beneficial and a great option for anyone following the Mediterranean diet or similar healthy lifestyle.
  • INEXPENSIVE – With only a handful of pantry staple ingredients, this hummus recipe is super budget friendly.

Traditionally, hummus is made with tahini. However, not everyone is a big fan of the taste of it. So this hummus recipe is without any tahini!

garlic hummus in a little white bowl and topped with chopped basil.

Tools you’ll need

Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:

Ingredients

  • garbanzo beans — aka chickpeas
  • garlic cloves
  • extra virgin olive oil — use the good stuff! You’ll notice the difference!
  • fresh juice from half of a lemon 
  • sea salt
  • Primal Palate Super Gyro Seasoning — can substitute with favorite Greek or Italian seasoning if desired. But this blend is soooo good!
ingredients for the spicy garlic hummus in small bowls.

Instructions

Drain can of garbanzo beans and add to blender.

Peel garlic cloves and squeeze juice of half of lemon.

chickpeas and garlic with seasonings in the bowl of the food processor.
fresh garlic hummus blended in the bowl of the food processor.
garlic hummus in a little white bowl and topped with chopped basil.

Add all remaining ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Serve and enjoy!

Tips

A huge flavor enhancer to this garlic hummus recipe, is the use of good quality extra virgin olive oil. It truly makes all the difference. 

Since there is so much fraudulent olive oil (I know, right?!).. I always want to make sure that I source my olive oil from a place that is certified. 

We love the Jovial brand of olive oil. There’s also some great options at Supermarket Italy.

What to do with Garlic Hummus

There are so many different things that can hummus can be served with. One of my favorites is for a quick, tasty and savory breakfast.

I will make toast or serve over my favorite multigrain bread. I then top it with capers, mini tomatoes, Kalamata & green olives, fresh basil and sometimes a salad mix if I have it on hand. Then, I’ll sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Oh, so yummy!

two pieces of toast with homemade hummus and topped with fresh mini tomatoes, capers, and black olives, fresh tomatoes scattered to the side and a butter knife resting on a tea towel.

Here are a few more ideas for serving hummus:

  • Make a delicious flatbread pizza with hummus
  • Add as a base to a Mediterranean style breakfast wrap
  • Enjoy as a dip for veggies
  • Replace the mayo in deviled eggs with garlic hummus
  • Use as a sandwich spread
  • Serve with your favorite grain bowl
  • Enjoy with crackers, pita chips, or tortilla chips

How to Store Fresh Hummus

Fresh homemade hummus can be stored in the refrigerator for about 4-5 days. It should be in an airtight container to keep it fresh. 

And fresh hummus can even be stored in the freezer for several months. Again, you’d want to use an airtight, freezer safe container. Just stick the frozen container in the fridge the day before to thaw.

FAQ (frequently asked questions)

What can I use to replace tahini in hummus?

Traditionally tahini is used in hummus recipes to give it a super creamy texture. You could replace the tahini with cashew butter, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, steamed sweet potato, or avocado. Or you could skip it altogether as we’ve done in this recipe.

How do you store fresh hummus?

Fresh homemade hummus can be stored in the refrigerator for about 4-5 days. It should be in an airtight container to keep it fresh. 

And fresh hummus can even be stored in the freezer for several months. Again, you’d want to use an airtight, freezer safe container. Just stick the frozen container in the fridge the day before to thaw.

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two pieces of toast with homemade hummus and topped with fresh mini tomatoes, capers, and black olives, fresh tomatoes scattered to the side and a butter knife resting on a tea towel.

Spicy Garlic Hummus

This homemade hummus is easy to make and packed with flavor. It’s perfect for snacking and has a bit of a spicy kick from the seasonings and raw garlic.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Serving Size 6

Ingredients

  • 15 oz garbanzo beans
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed (not bottled)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon Primal Palate Super Gyro seasoning see note for substitutions

Instructions

  • Drain can of garbanzo beans and add to blender.
  • Peel garlic cloves and squeeze juice of half of lemon.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

I love the use Primal Palate’s Super Gyro seasoning for this recipe. It is great quality and flavor. You can use your preferred Greek seasoning blend if you’re unable to find this seasoning.
I also highly recommend using good quality olive oil.

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