I’ve been looking for a really good no-oil hummus and I hadn’t found one I really liked. Until now! This delicious, tangy version is made with spinach and even has some kick to it from a little sriracha!

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I watched a new documentary, Foods that Cure Disease, on Amazon Prime. And it was AWESOME! Craig McMahon is the director and does hours of great interviews with Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Gregor, Dr. Campbell, & Dr. McDougall about a whole foods plant based diet. He also includes video of himself making delicious whole food plant based recipes! The whole movie is over 4 hours long, but that’s because it includes so many great vegan recipes for you to try. You should definitely check it out!

No-Oil Spinach Hummus is super easy AND delicious!

This hummus (he calls it a sandwich spread) recipe is the first one I tried. I did make a few small changes. Like instead of Tamari, you can use Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or Low-Sodium Soy sauce. If you prefer Tahini, you can use that in place of the cashews.

I love the tangy-ness and little bit of spice it has. Although, the siracha is definitely optional. The secret ingredient….dill pickle!

I also love that this has spinach in it, so I can get more raw greens in!

I made this for our Super Bowl party (which was being attended by non-vegans) and it was GONE by the end of the night!I’m glad I made a double batch, so I had the other half for lunch with some raw veggies today.

Spinach hummus & raw vegetables is a great WFPB lunch!

no-oil hummus with raw veggies; nutritarian recipes; whole food plant based diet

This recipe is super easy and quick to make, so don’t be afraid. I had been very hesitant to make my own hummus at home, but now I know how super quick & easy it is! No more super fattening store bought brands!


You start with the chickpeas, tahini or cashews, & spinach. Blend that in the food processor and add tablespoons of water until creamy. Then add all the rest of the ingredients and blend again. You can add more water to adjust the consistency if it’s too thick. Use a spatula to scrape the sides down in between blending.

Use tahini or cashews for this no-oil spinach hummus recipe

You can make this with cashews or tahini – I’ve done both and they are both good. However, if I had to choose my favorite, I think it would be tahini. It makes it more like the classic and creamier. Tahini is just ground sesame seeds and are very healthy with good amounts of protein, calcium, iron, and other nutrients. If you use cashews, you need a good food processor to make sure you don’t have little pieces left behind.

If you don’t know what Nutritional Yeast is, it is NOT the same as Brewer’s Yeast. Nutritional yeast has a cheesy flavor and contains lots of nutrients, including the elusive Vitamin B-12 that vegetarians & vegans need to supplement.

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5 from 2 votes

Easy No-Oil Tangy Hummus

This delicious WFPB hummus will go great with any raw veggie or as a healthy sandwich spread.  You can adjust the amount of spice for your taste.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Greek, Vegan, Whole Food Plant Based
Keyword: Eat to Live, Healthy, Vegan, whole food plant based
Servings: 10
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Kim Murphy


  • 1 can Chickpeas, 15 ounce, drained & rinsed
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews or tahini
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinager
  • 1 teaspoon Braggs Liquid Aminos or Low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 dill pickle spear
  • 1 pinch dried dill
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon siracha, to taste optional
  • pinch salt/pepper, to taste optional


  • Using a food processor, add chick peas, cashews (or tahini), & spinach to food processor.  Blend then add a little water (about 2 tablespoons at a time) and blend & continue adding water until a creamy consistency is achieved.
  • Add rest of ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Tip:  use spatula to scrape off the sides in between blending.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg