Healthy, Oil-free Hummus

An easy way to include one (or two) of the three portions of beans we should consume daily, is to dish up a dollop of oil-free hummus! I whip up this recipe at least once a week and eat 1/2 cup almost every day. Hummus is great on salads, steamed veggies, corn crackers, in wraps or on warm, crispy toast.

Healthy, oil-free hummus

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 3 minutes Cooking Time: 5 minutes

A dollop of hummus a day, keeps the doctor away!


  • 1 can drained and rinsed KOO chickpeas (I find that the different brands taste differently and this one is best)
  • 2 heaped tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 crushed garlic clove or 3/4 preserved garlic
  • 50 ml water (use more if the consistency is too chunky for you)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Pinch of salt and pepper



Prepare all your ingredients.


Blend it all together in a food processor or with a hand blender.


Add flavour to your hummus by adding avocado, pepperdews, or roasted beetroot, red peppers or carrots!

The South African Vegan Cookbook

Available in leading book stores – 14 September 2018

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