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Traditional Hummus

Traditional Hummus

Traditional Hummus

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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



  1. Add all ingredients to your Vitamix
  2. Put the top on
  3. Take lid plug out, put the tamper in
  4. Start on variable speed and quickly ramp up to the highest speed
  5. Use the tamper to push the ingredients from the corners down into the blades
  6. Blend until smooth


  1. Garnish with olive oil or lemon peel or parsley or red pepper or all!
  2. Enjoy!

Useful tips for Traditional Hummus

The water from the chickpeas is called aquafaba. Save it! It’s an ingredient in our blueberry pancakes (as well as the pumpkin version).

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!