The best Vitamix hummus recipe (in just a few minutes)
We’ve been making specialty hummus recipes here for a long time. We have recipes for Beet Hummus, Olive Hummus, Thai Curry Hummus, Edamame Hummus, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Jalapeño Cilantro, to name a few.
But traditional hummus? Now’s the time.
Here’s the best traditional hummus you can make in a Vitamix with canned chickpeas. It’s:
- Super duper easy
How fluffy do you want your hummus?
You can make your hummus amazingly pillowy and soft by using dried chickpeas and soaking them. You can also get your hummus to be a little fluffier bye boiling your canned chickpeas. (Another trick is to remove the chickpea shells.)
But who has time for that?
In this recipe, we’e using the most efficient trick for getting fluffy hummus: Ice water.
So easy, so good. And so much less costly than store-bought (from a dollars and environment perspective!).
The best traditional hummus you can make in a Vitamix (with canned chickpeas!)Chickpeas, Cumin, Garlic,
- chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) - 1 can (8-ounces)
- tahini - 1/2 - 3/4 cup
- lemon - 1 whole, peeled
- garlic - 4-6 cloves
- cumin - 2 tsp.
- ice water - 1/4 cup
- salt - to taste
- black pepper - to taste
- Add all ingredients to your Vitamix
- Put the top on
- Take lid plug out, put the tamper in
- Start on variable speed and quickly ramp up to the highest speed
- Use the tamper to push the ingredients from the corners down into the blades
- Blend until smooth
- Garnish with olive oil or lemon peel or parsley or red pepper or all!
Useful tips for Traditional Hummus
Fresh garlic is best, but you can save some time by using minced (jarred) garlic.
Use more or less ice water to control the consistency. More ice water will make it creamier!