Best Vegan Hummus Ever (oil-free)

Hi peeps!

Who’s ready to make the best vegan hummus ever?!

Today is a great day because I have created a hummus recipe that will blow your mind. It tastes 100 times better than store-bought, it’s way cheaper, and honestly could be from a restaurant – it’s THAT good!

You only need a few simple ingredients to get started – chickpeas (duh), tahini, garlic, lemon juice, and salt. Ah, I also have a secret ingredient…

The recipe is very simple actually – all you have to do is blend all of the ingredients in your food processor until completely smooth. Pour into a bowl or container and then add some fancy toppings to make your hummus bougie.

I added smoked paprika, a drizzle of evoo (optional), and extra chickpeas.

Who wants to know my secret hummus ingredient?

You guys, this a game changer. If you want your hummus to be smooth, creamy and perfectly blended like the kind you buy from the store, you just have to add a couple ice cubes to the food processor and watch miracles happen.

You wouldn’t believe how incredible it turns out and what a difference the ice makes.

Are you drooling yet?! I served the best vegan hummus ever with ezekiel sprouted pita bread, peppers, carrots, and cucumber sticks. My fiance gobbled this up for lunch and I don’t blame him.

Hummus Questions:

Can I use white beans instead of chickpeas? Sure! That would work beautifully as well, however, traditionally, hummus is made with garbanzo beans.

Does this store well in the fridge? Absolutely it does. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

What is the secret ingredient? Ice cubes!

Can I use garlic powder instead of fresh? Surely – use 1 tsp.

Will it work if I make the hummus in my blender? It should! It might be too thick for a blender which is why I recommend a food processor.

Best Vegan Hummus Ever

The best vegan hummus ever is: 









Best Vegan Hummus Ever

Bring this to potlucks, make it for your family, eat it for a snack with veggies, meal prep a large container of it for the week, make it for an appetizer at your dinner party or pack it in your kids lunches. You won’t be disappointed after making the best vegan hummus ever. 

I am so confident that you will be obsessed with this recipe and never buy store-bought hummus again.

I know I can’t wait to continue making it – why has it taken me this long to make hummus with ice cubes?! It’s actually a Mediterranean secret that a lot of people use in middle eastern cooking.

Best Vegan Hummus Ever

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Best Vegan Hummus Ever (oil-free)

Creamy, savory, 5-minute hummus that tastes like a restaurant. 100% vegan, WFPB, oil-free and gluten-free.
prep time 5 minutes
total time 5 minutes

the ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1.5 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 ice cubes
  • smoked paprika for topping
  • extra chickpeas for topping


  • Blend all ingredients together in a food processor except ice cubes until smooth.
  • Scrape down the sides and now add the ice cubes. Blend for 1-2 minutes until totally smooth.
  • Top with any toppings you like!
  • Serve and enjoy!

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In good health,


Danielle Brown

Hi! I’m Danielle Brown, the face behind HealthyGirl Kitchen! I share easy, approachable plant-based recipes that are not only healthy but taste amazing. Follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for free vegan meal ideas, recipes and healthygirl tips.

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  1. Greg Moore says:

    Do you drain the chickpeas? It was very good. I just added a little salt for the finishing taste…ice is definitely the secret ingredient5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      Yes drain them

  2. Paula says:

    Is there a substitute for tahini?

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      Unfortunately, no, there isn’t a substitute for tahini. Typically, there is always a substitute in my recipes but you need the tahini for a classic hummus. 🙂 Have a great day!

  3. Sarah Rumney says:

    So, so delicious! As a vegan, I have tried a lot of hummus recipes, and this is by far THE BEST ONE! Thank you Danielle!5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      Wow! I am so glad!

  4. Allison says:

    This is the BEST hummus recipe I have tried!! Love the secret ingredient. It really does make it so creamy and delicious 🙂5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      OMG so glad you loved it!

  5. Alicia says:

    Love this recipe! Came out so perfect and fluffy! Thank you for sharing.5 stars

  6. Lucy says:

    I have tried about millions of different recipes for hummus and must say that this one is the top one! I’ve added liquid smoke and the taste is absolutely amazing!5 stars

  7. Joe says:

    I made the Hummus Recipe and it’s delicious. I’ll be saving this one to make again and again. I didn’t have paprika so I just topped it with minced garlic and some finely chopped red bell pepper. I used celery sticks to scoop it. Thanks a lot!