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Jul 20, 2011 01:48 PM

Humus without Tahini

Son has developed a severe sesame seed allergy in addition to tree nuts. Have tried to make chickpea humus without tahini subbing peanut butter, extra garlic and lemon juice, olive oil. It just doesn't come out the same. Any suggestions on a creamy addition that isn't sesame or tree nut based. Would soy butter work? Any ideas appreciated.

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  1. During a period when we had 4 kids in college at the same time, we substituted, PB. The kids, really liked it. Add fresh mint.

    1. A sesame-frowner friend of mine makes hers with plain yogurt instead of tahini and adds cumin.
      Pretty good!

      1. try making it w just evoo, lemon juice and garlic (and sea salt). it's very good, clean tasting.

        1. Trying peeling your chickpeas before pureeing if you want a creamier texture. Peanut butter is the best substitute for the flavor of tahini, without adding extra garlic. There is a bitter dimension to tahini that you might be able to recreate by adding some Aleppo pepper.

          1. Hmm. Maybe sunflower seeds, toasted, or sunflower seed butter?