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Instant Pot Hummus Without Tahini or Oil (Vegan, GF)

This Instant Pot Hummus without tahini or oil in the Instant Pot is easy, healthy, and creamy! This no soak humus recipe combines dried chickpeas and spices.

A hummus recipe that is easy, no soak, oil free, AND healthy?  Yes, please!  This no soak Instant Pot hummus is easy and delicious, and uses the cooking water from the chickpeas (aquafaba) to thicken the hummus without oil.  No tahini required, so easy, and you have easy homemade hummus ready in about an hour.

This Instant Pot Hummus Is:

  • Inexpensive – its about $2 to make 2 quarts of this hummus!  Much cheaper than store bought, and tastier too!
  • No Soak
  • Healthy
  • Bright
  • Made without tahini
  • Vegan and naturally gluten-free
  • Protein Packed
  • Loaded with Flavor

What’s In This Hummus?

  • Dried Chickpeas, no soaking required!  Or you can use canned chickpeas too… just make sure to rinse them before blending.
  • Water – don’t discard the cooking water, it’s used to thicken the hummus.
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cumin
  • Salt – you can use regular salt or garlic salt!

This is a great pantry staple recipe! It’s made mostly with ingredients from your cupboard, so a quick and healthy snack can be ready anytime!

If you have tahini or oil, you can definitely add it, but I wanted to make a delicious version without the 2.  Its really hit or miss if I have tahini, so this hummus recipe can be made easily without it.

How Do I Make Oil Free Hummus Without Tahini?

  1. Add the chickpeas and water to the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker.  Set to Manual, or High Pressure for 45 minutes.  Allow the chickpeas to naturally release.  Do not discard water after cooking.
  2. Add the chickpeas and 6 cups of the cooking water to a blender, and blend on high speed for 2 minutes.  Add the garlic, lemon juice, tahini (if using), cumin, and salt.  Blend for an additional 2 minutes on high speed until all the flavors meld together. If you need more water, add as you blend.
  3. Refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.

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Instant Pot Hummus Without Tahini or Oil (Vegan, GF)

Kelly Jensen
This Instant Pot Hummus without tahini or oil in the Instant Pot is easy, healthy, and creamy! This no soak humus recipe combines dried chickpeas and spices.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 2 quarts


  • Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker


  • 1 dried lb chickpeas
  • 8 cups water for cooking, and some for the hummus
  • 1 head garlic or 8 to 10 large cloves
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon cumin or coriander
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


  • Add dried chickpeas and water to the instant pot, cook on High or Manual mode for 45 minutes, and allow the chickpeas to naturally release.  Save the cooking water for later, do not discard.
  • In a blender, add the cooked chickpeas and 2 cups of the cooking water (aquafaba) to start, garlic, cumin, and garlic salt.  Blend until smooth, adding an additional 1/2 cup of chickpea water at a time if the hummus is too thick.
Keyword Easy Instant Pot Hummus Recipe, Fat Free Hummus Recipe, Instant Pot Hummus with Dried Chickpeas, Instant Pot Hummus without Tahini, Oil Free Hummus
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    • The Herbeevore

      Hi Buffy, I’m sorry to hear that. How much of the cooking water did you add? If you have a can of cooked chickpeas (or any other white bean) you can drain that add that blend it into the hummus to thicken it. Let me know how it turns out.

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