Making homemade hummus is a great way to enjoy a healthy and delicious snack anytime. With a Vitamix blender, this process is even easier and quicker. In this article, I will show you how to make hummus in a Vitamix blender, step by step.
The ingredients you’ll need are simple and easy to find. You’ll need chickpeas, sesame seeds (or tahini paste), olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. You can also add cumin if you like. With these ingredients, you can make a delicious hummus that is perfect for dipping, spreading, or even as a healthy sandwich filling.
To make hummus in a Vitamix blender, you’ll need to have the right equipment and prepare your ingredients properly. Once you have everything ready, you can start blending and flavoring your hummus to your liking. With a Vitamix blender, you can easily achieve a smooth and creamy texture that is perfect for hummus.
Making hummus in a Vitamix is easy and requires only a few simple ingredients. Here are the ingredients that I use to make delicious and healthy hummus:
Chickpeas are the main ingredient in hummus, and they provide a great source of protein and fiber. I typically cook my own dried chickpeas, but you can also store bought canned chickpeas. If you are cooking it yourself, soak the dried chickpeas in water over night, rinse well next morning and cook in a pot, a pressure cooker or a slower cooker. Be sure to reserve some of the liquid from the can or cooking water to use in the recipe.
Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds, and it adds a nutty flavor and creamy texture to the hummus. I use about ¼ cup of tahini per batch, but you can adjust the amount to your taste.
Garlic adds a pungent and savory flavor to the hummus. I typically use one or two cloves of fresh garlic, but you can adjust the amount to your liking.
Olive oil adds richness and flavor to the hummus. I use about 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil per batch, but you can adjust the amount to your taste.
Lemon juice adds brightness and tang to the hummus. I typically use the juice of 2 lemons per batch, but you can adjust the amount to your taste.
Salt is essential for bringing out the flavors in the hummus. I typically use about ½ to 1 teaspoon of salt per batch. However, if you are using canned chickpeas there already maybe salt added to the can. Even if you rinse your canned chickpeas, I suggest you taste your hummus after blending and add salt only at the end if needed and adjust the amount to your taste.
Many people add water to the hummus. I like to add ice to make it extra fluffy and light. Add ice only if you are using a heavy duty blender such as the Vitamix, because it has the power to break down the ice and move it upwards, spreading evenly through out the hummus. Add 1 cube at a time and blend well. You can still add water, if you think your hummus is too thick (by removing the plug but keeping the lid on) add very very little at a time while your Vitamix motor is running on medium speed.
To summarize, the ingredients you need to make hummus in a Vitamix are just 6 ingredients – chickpeas, tahini, garlic, olive oil, salt, and lemon juice. Try experimenting with the amounts of each ingredient to find the perfect balance of flavors for your taste.
When it comes to making hummus in a Vitamix, having the right equipment is essential. Here are some things you’ll need:
First and foremost, you’ll need a Vitamix blender. This powerful blender can quickly and easily blend all the ingredients together, resulting in a smooth and creamy hummus. The Vitamix is a high-quality blender that is built to last, making it a worthwhile investment for anyone who loves to cook.
While a Vitamix blender is the best option for making hummus, the new food processor that Vitamix brought out in 2020 can also be used. You use the same motor but different containers. Any food processor is a great alternative if you don’t have a Vitamix or if you prefer a chunkier hummus. However, keep in mind that a food processor may not be able to achieve the same level of smoothness as a Vitamix.
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Measuring cups and spoons are essential for making hummus in a Vitamix. Accurately measuring the ingredients is important for achieving the right consistency and flavor. Make sure to use the correct measurements as specified in your recipe.
A rubber spatula is useful for scraping down the sides of the Vitamix blender or food processor bowl to ensure that all the ingredients are evenly blended. This will help you achieve a smooth and creamy hummus.
If you’re using canned chickpeas, you may want to strain them before using them in your hummus. This will help remove any excess liquid and make your hummus thicker. Use a fine-mesh strainer to strain the chickpeas.
Having the right equipment is crucial for making delicious hummus in a Vitamix. By using the right tools and following the recipe carefully, you can create a perfect hummus every time.
Before making hummus in a Vitamix, it’s important to prepare the ingredients properly. In this section, I will cover how to prepare chickpeas and roast garlic for making hummus.
To make hummus, you can use either canned chickpeas or dried chickpeas. If using canned chickpeas, be sure to drain and rinse them thoroughly before using. If using dried chickpeas, soak them overnight in water.
Once the chickpeas have soaked, drain and rinse them. Then, add them to a pot with fresh water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let them cook until they are soft and tender. This can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour. Be sure to check on them occasionally and add more water as needed.
I use raw garlic in my hummus, because I like the taste of raw garlic. I highly recommend you try using raw garlic. If you absolutely don’t like raw garlic then roasting garlic is a great way to add depth of flavor to your hummus. To roast garlic, preheat your oven to 400°F. Take a whole head of garlic and cut off the top to expose the cloves. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with salt and ground black pepper. Wrap the garlic in foil and place it in the oven. Roast for 30-40 minutes, or until the garlic is soft and fragrant.
Once the garlic is roasted, remove it from the oven and let it cool. Squeeze the cloves out of the head and discard the papery skins.
By properly preparing the chickpeas and roasting the garlic, you will set yourself up for success when making hummus in your Vitamix. You can get my hummus recipe here. You can also get Vitamix’s hummus recipe here.
When it comes to making hummus in a Vitamix, blending is the most important step. To achieve a creamy and smooth consistency, it is crucial to blend the ingredients properly. Here are some tips for blending hummus in a Vitamix:
- Start slow: Begin by blending the ingredients on a low speed, gradually increasing the speed as you blend. This will help ensure that all the ingredients are mixed properly and that the hummus is not too chunky.
- Use the tamper: The tamper is a great tool for blending hummus in a Vitamix. It allows you to push the ingredients down towards the blades, ensuring that everything is blended evenly. Be sure to use the tamper while the Vitamix is running.
- Add liquid as needed: Depending on the consistency you prefer, you may need to add more liquid to the hummus. If you want a thinner hummus, you can add more of the liquid reserved from the canned chickpeas or some water. If you want a thicker hummus, you can reduce the amount of liquid you add.
- Blend until creamy: To achieve a creamy and smooth consistency, you should blend the hummus for at least a minute. You can continue blending until you reach the desired consistency.
Overall, blending is the key to making delicious hummus in a Vitamix. By following these tips, you can create a hummus that is creamy, smooth, and perfectly blended.
Below is my video to show you how I make hummus in a Vitamix
When it comes to hummus, there are many ways to add flavor to this delicious dip. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Adding Salt and Pepper
Salt and pepper are the simplest way to add flavor to your hummus. Be sure to taste your hummus as you add salt and pepper to avoid over-seasoning. A good rule of thumb is to start with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper and adjust from there.
Adding Spices and Herbs
Spices and herbs can add depth and complexity to your hummus. Some popular choices include cumin, paprika, coriander, and parsley. You can also experiment with different spice blends, such as za’atar or harissa. When adding spices and herbs, start with a small amount and taste as you go.
Adding Roasted Red Peppers
Roasted red pepper hummus is a classic variation that adds a sweet and smoky flavor to your dip. To make roasted red pepper hummus, simply add roasted red peppers (either homemade or store-bought) to your hummus and blend until smooth. You can also add a pinch of smoked paprika for extra smokiness.
Overall, there are many ways to add flavor to your hummus. Whether you prefer simple salt and pepper or bold spices and herbs, the key is to taste as you go and adjust according to your preferences.
For more inspiration, check out these links:
Once your hummus is ready, it’s time to serve it! Here are some ideas for how to enjoy your homemade hummus:
- Serving Bowl: Transfer your hummus to a serving bowl and place it in the center of a platter. Surround the bowl with fresh veggies, pita bread, and crackers for dipping.
- Pita Bread and Chips: Cut pita bread into triangles and toast them in the oven until crispy for a warm and crunchy accompaniment to your hummus. You can also use store-bought pita chips if you prefer.
- Veggies: Carrots, celery, bell peppers, and cucumbers are all great options for dipping into hummus. Arrange them around your serving bowl for a colorful and healthy snack.
- Sandwiches: Spread hummus on your favorite sandwich bread for a delicious and protein-packed alternative to mayo or mustard.
- Garnish: Sprinkle your hummus with paprika, chopped fresh herbs, or a drizzle of olive oil for a beautiful and flavorful finishing touch.
No matter how you choose to serve your hummus, it’s sure to be a hit! For more ideas and inspiration, check out this list of hummus recipes from Delish.
When it comes to hummus, the possibilities are endless. Here are a few variations I like to make in my Vitamix blender:
Roasted Beet Hummus
I love the vibrant pink color and slightly sweet flavor of roasted beet hummus. To make it, I simply roast a few beets in the oven until they’re tender, then blend them up with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. The result is a beautiful and delicious dip that’s perfect for parties or snacking.
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus
For a lower-carb option, I like to make roasted cauliflower hummus. I roast a head of cauliflower until it’s golden brown and tender, then blend it up with chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. The cauliflower adds a nutty flavor and creamy texture to the hummus, making it a satisfying and healthy snack.
Green Goddess Hummus
For a fresh and herbaceous twist on classic hummus, I like to make green goddess hummus. I blend up chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil with a handful of fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro, and dill. The result is a bright green dip that’s packed with flavor and nutrition.
Yes, you read that right. Chocolate hummus is a thing, and it’s surprisingly delicious. To make it, I blend up chickpeas, tahini, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. The result is a rich and creamy dip that’s perfect for dipping fruit or spreading on toast.
In conclusion, making hummus in a Vitamix is a quick and easy process that yields delicious results. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a healthy and tasty snack or appetizer that is perfect for any occasion.
One of the best things about making hummus in a Vitamix is the ability to customize the recipe to your liking. You can experiment with different flavors and spices to create a hummus that is uniquely your own. For example, you could add roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, or even avocado to your hummus for a twist on the classic recipe.
Another benefit of making hummus in a Vitamix is the ability to control the texture of the hummus. Whether you prefer a smooth and creamy hummus or a chunky and textured hummus, you can achieve the perfect consistency with your Vitamix blender.
Overall, making hummus in a Vitamix is a great way to create a healthy and flavorful snack that is perfect for any occasion. With just a few simple ingredients and a high-quality blender, you can create a delicious hummus that is sure to impress your friends and family. So why not give it a try today?
For more information on the benefits of chickpeas check out this article that is backed by science: 10 Science-Backed Benefits of Chickpeas.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to make hummus without a blender?
If you don’t have a blender, you can still make hummus. One option is to use a food processor. Alternatively, you can use a mortar and pestle. However, keep in mind that using a blender or food processor will give you a smoother and creamier hummus.
Is a Vitamix better than a food processor for hummus?
While both a Vitamix and a food processor can be used to make hummus, a Vitamix is generally considered better because it can create a smoother and creamier texture. However, a food processor can still produce good results.
Why won’t my Vitamix hummus blend?
If your Vitamix hummus won’t blend, it could be due to a few reasons. One possibility is that you are not using enough liquid. Try adding more liquid, such as olive oil or water. Another possibility is that the chickpeas are not cooked enough. Make sure your chickpeas are fully cooked before blending. Finally, it could be a problem with your Vitamix. If you are experiencing consistent blending issues, contact Vitamix customer service for assistance.
Why is my homemade hummus not creamy?
If your homemade hummus is not creamy, it could be due to a few reasons. One possibility is that you are not using enough liquid. Try adding more olive oil or water. Another possibility is that you are not blending the ingredients long enough. Blend the hummus for at least 1-2 minutes, or until it reaches your desired consistency. Finally, it could be a problem with your chickpeas. Make sure your chickpeas are fully cooked and soft before blending. For a fluffy and light texture add 2 to 4 cubes of ice when blending.
How to make Vitamix hummus with red pepper?
To make Vitamix hummus with red pepper, add roasted red peppers to the Vitamix container along with the other hummus ingredients. Blend as usual until smooth and creamy. For more information on making roasted red peppers, check out this recipe.