Peanut Buttery Hummus (No Tahini) Recipe

Jamie Silver

Planning on whipping up some hummus but don't have any tahini on hand? Let peanut butter come to your rescue!

Recipe Facts



Active: 5 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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  • 1 can (19-ounce) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained

  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter (preferably unsweetened, but conventional is fine too)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling

  • 2 tablespoons juice from 1 lemon

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup of chopped peanuts (optional, for serving)

  • Pinch of smoked, hot paprika (optional, for serving)


  1. Place the chickpeas, garlic, peanut butter, and lemon juice in a food processor and process until smooth. Slowly drizzle in olive oil with processor running. If necessary, add water by the tablespoon in between pulses until the desired texture is reached. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and sprinkle the chopped peanuts and then the paprika on top, if desired. Drizzle with additional olive oil if desired. Serve with warm flatbread and vegetables.

Special equipment

food processor

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
356 Calories
16g Fat
40g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 356
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 859mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 477mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)