Sesame-Free Hummus


Sesame-Free Hummus

I have a nutrition client who is allergic to sesame, and together we’ve noticed that it’s actually really hard to find hummus that doesn’t have tahini, which is sesame paste. So I figured, why not just make a sesame-free version at home? It’s super-easy, you just add everything to a blender and all of a sudden you have hummus! (This version does not include oil because my client is also following a whole food plant-based diet, but you can add 2 tablespoons of oil to this recipe if you want.)

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 8


  • 2 cans chickpeas (rinsed, drained)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 2 teaspoons za'atar seasoning
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)


  1. Blend chickpeas, garlic, lemon, ground cumin, Bragg Liquid Aminos, za'atar seasoning, vegetable broth, salt, and pepper into thick paste.

  2. Serve immediately with veggies, pita chips, naan, crackers -- you name it!


Note: Here is a link to the za’atar seasoning I like to use.