Sesame Oil Hummus Without Tahini

Hummus without tahini!

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Serving Size: 8

Sesame Oil Hummus

I ran out of tahini recently.   How I’m not sure, but it happened.  At the moment I realized I was out of tahini, I was making hummus, and everything else was in the food processor all ready to blend.  How do you make hummus without tahini? My friend Chris, a seriously skilled cook, was over and said, “Don’t you have sesame oil?  I use that all the time.”

how do you make hummus without tahini

Really?  REALLY?  There were, and almost always are, 4 little open bottles of sesame oil in the fridge (it’s a total staple ingredient in our house, for all kinds of Asian dishes), so that was easy.  And now, while I’ve always thought Chris was smart, I think he’s a genius. Hummus with sesame oil instead of tahini is fantastic, different and similar at the same time.

Sesame oil is more potently sesame-ish than tahini, so start with a smaller amount than you would normally use of tahini – say 1 tablespoon, blend it up, and taste an add more if you want a more pronounced sesame flavor.

what can I use instead of tahini to make hummus/ Katie Workman / themom100.com

My favorite hummus is now made with a combo of tahini and sesame oil.  I also read that sunflower butter is a smart subsitute for tahini in hummus, which makes sense.  Peanut butter was another suggestion I’ve heard, though I would think that would give you a very different hummus….but still one that I’ll be curious to try.  And finally, I have made hummus without tahini and wthout subbing in another nutty type of alternative, and it’s also just delicious – the flavors of lemon and cumin and garlic really shine through, along with the chickpeas of course.  I think of that as a chickpea dip, though, not really hummus.

Anyway, there are a lot of ways to play with no-tahini-in-the-house hummus.  Just don’t out of chickpeas.  Bu if you do, make this instead.

Hummus recipe without tahini

 A recipe for Hummus without Tahini:  No tahini?  No problem!  Sesame oil makes a terrific substitute in this delicious 10 minute hummus.

Sesame Oil Hummus Without Tahini

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
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  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (19-ounce) chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 3 to 5 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling if desired
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ½ cup water, approximately

1. Place the garlic and chickpeas in the food processor and pulse a few times.  Add 3 teaspoons of the sesame oil, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, and salt and pepper.  Puree and with the motor running add about 1/3 cup of the water.  Allow the mixture to process for about two minutes (see Cooking Tip), adding more water if you’d like a thinner consistency.  Taste and add additional sesame oil if desired.

 A recipe for Hummus without Tahini:  No tahini?  No problem!  Sesame oil makes a terrific substitute in this delicious 10 minute hummus.

2. Transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle with a bit of olive oil if you like,  and sprinkle with the paprika or cayenne.

 A recipe for Hummus without Tahini:  No tahini?  No problem!  Sesame oil makes a terrific substitute in this delicious 10 minute hummus.

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7 thoughts on “Sesame Oil Hummus Without Tahini”

  1. Rachael says:

    I’m going to try this. I have all those ingredients and I’ve always wanted to make hummus. Thanks Katie! xo

    1. Katie Workman says:

      it was fairly amazing and groundbreaking!

  2. David Kaufman says:

    wow!

  3. Gb Khalsa says:

    I just had some at a restaurant with SO. They probably had tahini in it too but it was the best I have ever had.

    1. Katie Workman says:

      nice! it’s a good trick, right?

  4. Melinda Burge says:

    This sounds soooo yummy – I just had dinner, but I want to make some now. And have it with carrot/celery strips!

    1. Katie Workman says:

      that’s the healthy way to go! (my kids however head straight for the tortilla chips….)

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