Fresh Hummus Recipe: Sesame-Free Hummus
This fresh hummus recipe is sesame-free and delicious. Meaning, this is also a Fasano diet-friendly hummus recipe. Before you click out, just because this hummus recipe is tahini-free, that does not make it flavor-free.
The Fasano Diet is pretty bland, so I made sure not to compromise on flavor when I developed this fresh hummus recipe.
Fresh Hummus Recipe
This fresh hummus recipe is free from sesame seeds and dried spices. It focuses solely on using fresh ingredients.
Not only does using fresh ingredients give this hummus a special delicious flavor, but it keeps it Fasano Diet-Friendly.
What is the Fasano Diet
The Fasano diet, also referred to as the non-responsive celiac diet, is a diet for those with non-celiac responsive celiac. Non-responsive celiac is when your symptoms and small intestine are not responding to general a generally safe celiac-diet.
Basically, the Fasano involves eating mainly fresh foods (with a few exceptions). This means avoiding most food with a food label.
Fasano Diet Hummus
This Fasano diet hummus is gluten-free, celiac-safe, vegan, nut-free and more. Basically, it’s all the things free. But don’t let that fool you. It might free from nuts, gluten, dairy, spices, etc. but it’s not free from flavor.
On a restrictive diet like the Fasano diet, it’s important to pack in the flavor where you can.Which is why I made sure not to sacrifice taste when developing this recipe.
Why Regular Hummus Isn’t Safe for the Fasano Diet
Regular hummus isn’t safe on the Fasano diet because it includes garlic powder, onion powder, and other spices. Additionally, regular hummus typically includes tahini. These foods are restricted on a Fasano diet.
Meaning that in order for hummus to be Fasano diet-friendly, it must be a tahini-free hummus. It also must rely on fresh spices and ingredients for flavor.
Fresh Hummus Ingredients
This fresh hummus recipe is tahini and nut-free. Meaning this is a sesame-free hummus recipe. Don’t let that fool you though, this recipe still packs a ton of flavor.
Between the extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon, garlic cloves, and parsley, this recipe does not compromise on taste. The only thing missing is cumin. Which if you aren’t following the Fasano diet, you could add into this recipe.
Buying Celiac-Safe Dried Chickpeas
Now this recipe calls for cooked chickpeas. If you don’t know how to cook dried garbanzo beans, click here to learn how.
If you don’t need to use dried beans, then feel free to use rinsed canned beans. Both will be delicious.
Fresh Hummus Flavor Variations
Now, this fresh hummus recipe is delicious as it is but if you want to add extra flavor I have some ideas.
You could make a roasted pepper hummus by roasting peppers in the oven and then blending them into the hummus.
Additionally, you could make it a pink roasted beet hummus. Simply peel and chop a beet. Roast it until soft and blend it into the hummus.
You might also make it a roasted eggplant hummus. My favorite way to do this is by first slicing the eggplant and then sprinkling salt on it. Then I let the eggplant sit for around 30-60 minutes to let the bitter juices pull out. After I let it sit, I rinse the eggplant, coat it in oil and roast it until soft. Then, I blend it into my hummus.
Lastly, you could make roasted garlic hummus. All you would do for this is simply roast the garlic or toast it in oil in a pan until soft. Then blend it into the fresh hummus.
Fresh Hummus Recipe
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas
- 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 lemon, juiced (or 2-4 tbsp)
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1-2 tbsp fresh parsley, roughly chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor
- Blend/process until smooth
- Mix in more salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste
- Store in an air-tight container in the fridge