Homemade Hummus

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Oooh, I am loving this Vita-Mix blender!!! It seriously does everything!

Today’s blender experiment was hummus, which came out much better than expected! Not that I didn’t have confidence in the Vita-Mix blender, I just didn’t expect the hummus to be so easy to make and turn out so amazingly! I may never buy commercial hummus again.

Hummus

Recipe from the Vita-Mix “Getting Started” guide

Makes 3 3/4 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 15 ounce cans of chick peas (garbanzos), one drained, one undrained
  • 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds (I omitted these)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 garlic glove, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin

Directions:

  • Place all ingredients in blender in order listed.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • If necessary, use the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades while processing.

After blending the “plain” hummus, I portioned-out about half and added it to a storage container for later. To the remaining hummus, I added approximately 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in their olive oil, then continued to blend.

Sun-dried tomato + plain hummus

For dinner, Mal and I shared a plate of raw carrots, cucumbers, and broccoli with both kinds of hummus. We also had some toasted French bread with a small smear of Smart Balance and (sort of melted) smoked Gruyere cheese. Yum, so good!!

Dinner for two…

Afternoon Snack

After an afternoon full of errands and shopping, I was starving, but dinner was right around the corner. To hold me over, I snacked on a mug of ginger-peach white tea and a clementine. The fruity tea + citrus fruit was a lovely combo!

More Weeds is on the agenda for tonight. Have a nice evening, bloggies! :mrgreen:

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49 Comments

  1. How come you omit the tahini? that’s what gives hummus the ‘authentic’ flavor. 🙂 By the way, what’s your thought on hummus? Some say it’s fattening. I just can’t stop dipping into it. 🙂 I like the Israeli hummus version rather than the Turkish or Greek kinds.

  2. @Kimberly: The recipe didn’t call for tahini, and I didn’t have any sesame seeds. I think hummus is wonderful, especially the homemade version! 🙂 In my opinion, it’s not that high in calories.

  3. Wow, I’m going to make some hummus tomorrow. I recently discovered this couple months back and I love hummus. Though i find it expensive at some grocery stores. I have all these ingredients in my kitchen except the chickpeas. I definitely making some!

    thanks,

  4. I love making my own hummus and adding spices to make a different one each time. I don’t love very spicy foods, but for some reason, I LOVE hot spicy hummus.

  5. I had hummus and veggies for lunch today too! It is my go-to snack when I need something quick, filling and comforting. But you have inspired me to try to make my own as well. ;p

  6. Both you and Kath made great hummus platters today. I think I know what I will have for lunch tomorrow!

    I started my own blog regarding living a healthy lifestyle. I am still getting the hang of it and have yet to learn how to pots pics. Please visit me at andreaseats.blogspot.com.

  7. mmm that hummus looks awesome! im jealous!! i’ve always wanted to make homemade hummus, but have never gotten around to it!

    have a relaxing evening Tina! loved your new years pics!!

  8. Tina – Love your blog! I made your Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies last night (posted about them)- I really like them! Thanks for the great recipes!
    Happy New Year!

  9. Yeah for homemade bean dips! Now that you’ve mastered hummus, you can try all different flavors. I love white canelini beans and roasted garlic. One of my favs!

  10. i recently made hummus from scratch for the first time, too! totally amazing! if only i had more time, id never buy it from the store again. when i did it i made plain hummus, and i used tahini instead of raw sesame seeds. do you think there was a big difference in flavor omitting the sesame seeds?

    elise

  11. weeds huh? we watched seasons 1-4 in a span of 1 week. it was amazing, lol. season 1 and 2 were on Netflix, season 3 I got on bluray for xmas, and season 4 was on On Demand through the cable company. we are HOOKED.

    and you hummus looks yummy

  12. ahhhh i can’t wait to get back to georgia only because i can test out my vitamix! the hummus looks AWESOME
    my friend megan makes hers in her vitamix and it comes out so fluffy and delicious
    have a wonderful night!

  13. I recently found your blog and absolutely love it! I made this hummus and it is delicious…WAY better than store bought. I was wondering about the tahini, but this tastes great just the way it is!

  14. I love making Hummus too. I like to use half garbanzo and half black beans and use lime instead of lemon….It’s a nice twist. I always include tahini (ground sesame seeds) or whole sesame seeds, because I like the nuttiness. I prefer the whole sesame seeds to the pre-made tahini you can get at the store… I buy them in the bulk food section of my natural food stores. You can get them in the spice section, but they are a little pricey that way.

  15. I am bored at work and going through blog archives… it is so fun to see how you have evolved! Never knew you were a Weeds junkie. God I love that show. Doug kills me. And Uncle Andy, or “El Andy,” if you prefer. Thanks for the afternoon entertainment, btw.

  16. I have been following your blog for about 2 years now and just wanted to say it’s fantastic! I moved out of the U.S. over a year ago and now we’re living in Malaysia where it’s not that easy to count your calories. Anywho, thanks for the encouragement and for this great recipe! I just made it and it tastes great.

  17. Can I ask what speed you blended the chick peas at? Just got my Vita-mix and found if you turn it too high it can make things a little to creamy…

  18. Hummus is one of the many healthy snacks that a lot of people are trying now. The recipes here are great. They have great tasting ingredients that are excellent for the body. I love all the pictures too. I can’t wait to try this out with my family.

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