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Tahini Free Lemon Hummus

This tahini free lemon hummus is packed full of cashew butter, chickpeas and lots of lemon and garlic flavor. Perfectly smooth and perfect for dipping with toasted pita or crunchy vegetables. 

This tahini free lemon hummus is packed full of cashew butter, chickpeas and lots of lemon and garlic flavor. Perfectly smooth and perfect for dipping with toasted pita or crunchy vegetables. 

Sometimes I want dinner to just be me, some dip, crunchy vegetables and chips. Snack food as dinner just might be my favorite type of dinner. I mean, what’s better than munching the night away?

As you all know I have a major love for all things hummus and that includes picking it up at the store as well as making my own. I don’t typically keep tahini in the house so I like to swap it out with a little cashew butter instead. It’s lighter in flavor than some other nut butters (I’m looking at you almond butter!) and not overly expensive. PLUS my local grocery store even has their own organic store brand of cashew butter for only $6.99 a jar.

Totally a steal!

This tahini free lemon hummus is packed full of cashew butter, chickpeas and lots of lemon and garlic flavor. Perfectly smooth and perfect for dipping with toasted pita or crunchy vegetables. 

Another reason I love using cashew butter is that I’m slightly allergic to sesame. I know, you’re probably thinking “ummmm I’ve seen you post recipes using tahini packed hummus before…” and you’re right. I have. And I still make them ALL THE TIME for my husband and friends. I have no issues with being around the stuff but if I eat more than say 5 bites I start to get a little itchy. And a little red. And a little sweaty. And a little full of hives.

All in all – not a good time.

I once told my allergist that I still eat sesame filled things but I just take it easy and only take a few bites. She did not like this answer.

At. All.

In fact, she told me to cease my behavior immediately and don’t be such a dingus. Ok, she didn’t call me a dingus but she did tell me to stop eating it. Sigh.

This tahini free lemon hummus is packed full of cashew butter, chickpeas and lots of lemon and garlic flavor. Perfectly smooth and perfect for dipping with toasted pita or crunchy vegetables. 

But, since it’s still safe for me to be around I often make crazy good recipes for him with traditional hummus and I eat my tahini free lemon hummus. This version is PACKED full of lemon flavor with just a hint of garlic. Then I top it with a few drizzles of extra virgin olive oil, minced parsley, toasted pine nuts and pomegranate seeds.

Don’t those little seeds look like rubies? I love the way they look. And taste. Obviously.

{Looking for even more dip recipes? Try my charred triple onion dip, baked spinach bacon dip, Greek topped hummus, warm loaded baked potato dip, preserved lemon and mint whipped feta dip or my edamame garlic scape hummus.}

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Tahini Free Lemon Hummus

This tahini free lemon hummus is packed full of cashew butter, chickpeas and lots of lemon and garlic flavor. Perfectly smooth and perfect for dipping with toasted pita or crunchy vegetables. 

Yield: About 2 cups hummus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, more for topping
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Minced fresh parsley, for topping
  • Pomegranate seeds, for topping
  • Toasted pine nuts, for topping

Source: Nutmeg Nanny

Directions:

Add chickpeas, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, cashew butter, water, olive oil and kosher salt in a food processor. Blend until smooth.

Taste and add more kosher salt if needed. If hummus is not smooth enough you can drizzle in some olive oil or lemon juice and blend until desired consistency is reached.

Drizzle hummus with olive oil and sprinkle with parsley, pomegranate seeds, and toasted pine nuts before serving.

Serve with pita and fresh vegetables.

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Alanna-Jane

Tuesday 20th of August 2019

I’m allergic to sesame too! As with the way of allergies, the more I eat, the worse it gets. Except sesame oil. The oil seems totally ok. Thanks so much for this recipe.

Anita Schecter

Thursday 22nd of March 2018

It's beautiful and I'm sharing it. But I have to question my friendship with someone who doesn't routinely keep tahini in the house. I mean, I keep it in every cupboard. :) :)

Sandra | A Dash of Sanity

Tuesday 13th of March 2018

This looks so good! I need to try this! Would be a new favorite way to make hummus!

Abeer

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

Looks great! I need to try your recipe!

Sabrina

Wednesday 7th of March 2018

This looks so creamy and delicious! Yum!!

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