Hummus

Kid-friendly hummus has been a mystery to me.  I love hummus and feel like it is one of the healthier dips out there and wish that my kids would devour it on their snack plates.  The youngest actually does like it most of the time, but I’ve yet to wholly convince my oldest.  But, this recipe may have won her over, finally!  Victory is mine!

I recently bought a refurbished Vitamix after a friend told me that I absolutely should, another told me that her Blendtec is indispensable, and my husband got tired of me talking about it.  It has been magnificent and I use it at least once per day.  I’m retiring our old blender to my mum’s house, which we frequent often but have no way to make smooth-ish smoothies at – now we are set.

And, now, Vitamix hummus!  It’s amazing, there’s no need to stock tahini in my fridge anymore!!!  Many exclamation marks required to convey my excitement, of course.  I’m ecstatic as we would go through hummus and tahini phases and end up wasting some tahini, but now it’s a moot point because with the Vitamix, I only need to throw in some raw sesame seeds and voilà!  And, think of the possibilities with that… toasting the sesame seeds beforehand, yum, that would be great.

One other shift in my kitchen is that I am moving away from canned beans, finally, with the help of a stovetop pressure cooker.  So far, I have done chick peas (garbanzo beans), which I then froze in water in glass jars in approximately 1 cup and 2 cup amounts, so that I can pull them out to sprinkle on salads and in sauces, roast, or make hummus with.

Enjoy this simple, creamy hummus.  Add more lemon juice and/or garlic for extra bite, if you like.

Hummus

Servings: 3 cups worth
Time: 5 mins
Difficulty: easy
Creamy, kid-friendly hummus.
Adapted from Vitamix.com

  • 2 c cooked chickpeas
  • 1/4 c raw sesame seeds
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1/2 – 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 c water
  1. Dump everything in the Vitamix or other high speed blender.
  2. Put the lid on and set it up with the tamper.
  3. Start on 1, slowly increase to max speed, tamping as necessary.
  4. Blend for about a minute on highest speed, to the consistency you like.
  5. Transfer to a bowl to serve or container to refrigerate.

Tonight, we are serving this with lemon marinaded chicken-pepper-onion kebabs and barbequed eggplant.  I’m looking forward to sharing it with friends, in person.

3 Replies to “Hummus”

  1. This sounds amazing- I’ve always been a fan of making my own hummus but clearly I need to step it up a notch with a vitamix! Would like to try experimenting with home roasted red peppers too… Thanks for sharing! My husband will be so grateful 😉

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