A smooth, creamy, blend of chick peas, tahini, garlic, fresh lemon juice, and spices. This Vitamix Hummus recipe comes together in a flash. Use as a dip with your favorite veggies or pita, or serve with meat and salad for a complete meal.
I hope you had a great weekend! We sure did. It has been so nice to keep crossing tasks off of our to-do list, and in between being productive, we’ve managed to have a lot of fun in the process. After all, there are only 12 days left until new baby arrives! WOW!!! We are definitely getting closer. 🙂
One note about this hummus recipe. I made it in my Vitamix. (A Vitamix is a pricey, but WELL worth it, industrial strength blender.) When our Cuisinart blender died a few months ago, Andrew insisted we try a Vitamix. I was so turned off by spending that much money on a blender, to basically make a few smoothies, and a few other random things, that I kept it in the box for about a month! I did enjoy my old Cuisinart blender for a few things, but for the most part, I just didn’t use it that often. It was always a pain to dig out, and when I did finally use it, the results were good, but never fantastic.
However, after staring at the huge unopened Vitamix box in our basement, I just gave in and ripped it open. I dragged it upstairs, washed it out, and since the boys love smoothies, I decided to give it a whirl. I tossed a bunch of frozen fruit and some juice and other goodies into my new Vitamix and turned it on. I could NOT believe how fast that thing blended everything up! (Where my old blender would have either gotten stuck, or taken forever to grind up the frozen fruit, this thing plowed right through it in seconds!)
In case my isolated smoothie incident was just a fluke, I didn’t stop there. I wanted to see what else this thing would chomp through. Over the last few months with our Vitamix I have made countless smoothies, healthy milkshakes, frozen desserts, purees, sauces, lots and lots of SMOOTH hummus, creamy salad dressings, homemade oat flour, and I love how easily it whips up the wet ingredients for a number of healthy dessert recipes. I mean, I’m completely sold! So much so that I even made a permanent place for it on our kitchen counter. It takes quite a bit for me to like something that much that I am willing to give it a home on my counter. I despise clutter and too many things out on the counter, so I am VERY selective on which appliances I keep out full-time. However, since I basically use the Vitamix everyday, if not twice a day, I figured it didn’t make sense to keep this one stored away.
I just love how creamy this blender can whip up this hummus. In case you haven’t converted to a Vitamix yet, this hummus recipe will still be delicious when mixed up in a blender or food processor. (It just might not be quite as smooth and creamy as the Vitamix can get it, but it will still be delicious.)
Easy, healthy, and loaded with flavor, this Vitamix Hummus will surely be a hit at your Memorial Day festivities next weekend, or for any occasion.
- 1 (15 ounce) can chick peas (garbanzo beans)
- 2 tablespoons tahini paste (ground sesame seeds only)
- 1 1/2 cloves garlic
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
- 1 tablespoon water
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-3 dashes cayenne (depending on spice level)
- 3 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Add chick peas and their liquid to a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 2 minutes. Drain liquid.
- Combine the garbanzo beans, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, water, salt and cayenne in Vitamix or food processor. Process together until mostly smooth.
- On a low speed, slowly drizzle oil into hummus until combined and gradually increase speed. Allow hummus to process on high speed for about one minute until smooth and creamy.
- Scoop into bowl, and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or preferably a few hours before enjoying. (This will allow the flavors to set together.)
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