Hummus is a staple spread in my household. With my husband being Middle Eastern, a delicious homemade hummus recipe is a must. Making creamy and delicious homemade hummus is super easy, and you only need a handful of ingredients. With this Vitamix hummus recipe, you can have a hummus ready to be served under 10 minutes. If you don't have a Vitamix, you can still use this Vitamix hummus recipe and make it with your food processor or immersion hand blender.
When it comes to the delicious hummus, the toppings play a critical role in complimenting the dip. Whether you are looking for something earthy, nutty, or spices, the toppings always bring your hummus to the next level. My favorite topping is a drizzle of homemade lemon pepper dressing that you can make under five minutes with a Vitamix. It adds some acidity, which complements very well with the nutty flavor of the chickpea. And it adds some heat to the hummus.
Vitamix Hummus Recipe
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 1 Hour
Serving Size: 4
Classic Vitamix Hummus
1 Can Organic Chickpeas Or 2 Cups of cooked Chickpeas
1/4 Cup Tahini
3 Whole Raw Garlic
1 Whole Large Fresh Lemon
4 Tablespoon Water
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
Lemon Pepper Sauce
2 Large Lemon
2 Serrano Pepper
A Sprinkle Of Himalayan Salt For Taste
1. If you are making hummus from raw chickpeas, soak about 1 1/4 cup of dried chickpeas for at least 12 hours. Then cooked in water with bay leaves and a lid on at medium heat for 45 minutes to one hour. Place your cooked chickpeas or a can of chickpeas into your Vitamix.
2. Add the remaining ingredients into your Vitamix.
3. Blend for about 30-45 seconds. If it's too thick to your liking, feel free to add a splash more water. Once it is mixed, you will have hummus that is ready to be served.
4. Top with your favorite toppings. My personal favorite is lemon pepper sauce, and you can find the recipe below.
Directions for lemon pepper sauce
1. Throw all the ingredients in a Vitamix blender cup.
2. Blend until the serrano peppers are blend into small pieces.
- If you like your hummus to be on the thinner side, add more a splash of more water until desire consistency. It is easier to thin it out than thicken it.
- To make hummus with a nuttier flavor, add a handful of pine nuts into your hummus recipe.
- To tone the nutty flavor down, add more lemon juice.
- You can use this recipe using a food processor or immersion blender.
- This is the Vitamix I have and I absolutely love it! You can get this one for under $300.
All About The Chickpea
With chickpea being a critical ingredient in hummus, it is crucial to decide whether you want to cook it from scratch or use a can. A can is a quicker solution, but you will have to compromise on the taste. Some brand has too much sodium, some have a weird metallic taste, and some have a less nutty flavor. It is a risk you have to take if you are going with the can option.
If you are committed to making the best hummus ever, take a few extra steps and make cooked chickpeas from scratch. First, you will need to soak your dried chickpea in a medium to a large bowl with water. Your bowl should contain half chickpea and half water. You must leave enough water to the dried chickpea to absorb and enough space for it to expand. Soak it overnight or for at least 10 hours. The longer, the better because it will soften your chickpea. Once your chickpea is hydrated and soften, wash, and rinse.
If for any reason, you forgot to soak your dried chickpeas or simply didn't have enough time to soak for the full 10 hours, you can still cook your dried chickpea. With Instant Pot's help, you can cook un-soak chickpea and still achieve the texture you want.
How To Cook Raw Chickpeas
Stovetop: Put your chickpeas in a medium/large cooking pot with a lid. Place your chickpea and water into the pot. You want to make sure the chickpea is fully submerging in the water. You can place as much water as you like. The more water you put, the longer it will take to bring to boil. I like to make sure the water line is about 2-3 inches above the chickpeas. Throw in some bay leaves if you have any on hand, and a sprinkle of salt. Cover the pot with a lid. Let it cook on low to medium heat for about 45 minutes to an hour. The chickpea is done when it is soft.
Slow Cooker: Put your chickpeas in your slow cooker and submerge chickpeas with about 6 cups of water. You want to make sure the chickpea is fully submerged, and there is still water above the chickpea. Add optional bay leaves and salt. Cook the chickpea on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
Instant Pot: Put your chickpeas with about 4 cups of water, bay leaf, and salt into an Instant Pot. Set the Instant Pot to manual mode, and cook on high pressure for 12 to 15 minutes. The amount of time to cook is a personal preference. For 12 minutes, they’ll have a slight crisp. For 15 minutes, they are close to the texture of can chickpeas. When the cooking time is up, let the pressure naturally release for about 10 minutes. Then, release any remaining pressure and open the lid. If you are using un-soaked chickpeas, you will need to cook the chickpeas for about 30 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally.
What Is Tahini's Deal
Traditional hummus contains tahini, which is a ground sesame seeds paste. You can not have a delicious hummus without some sesame seeds paste. Sesame seeds paste offers a great nutty flavor with a touch of bitterness. If you don't like too much bitterness, add tahini into the hummus recipe with moderation.
If you don't have tahini on hand, you can make your own tahini with sesame seeds.
When it comes to buying tahini, I always look for an organic and raw option.
How To Make Vitamix Hummus
Making Vitamix hummus is very simple and easy. All you have to do is to throw all ingredients in the blender, except for the lemon. For the lemon, make sure you squeeze the lemon juice into the blender cup. And within 1 minute, you will have hummus made that is ready to be served. I recommend using the tamper when blending. Use the tamper to push all ingredients down to ensure everything gets mixed. The plus side of using Vitamix to make hummus is it self cleans!
Is Hummus Healthy?
Hummus is considered healthy when you eat in moderation. Hummus is a good source of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, aka natural fat. Tahini (sesame seeds) and olive oil supply the bulk of these heart-healthy unsaturated fats. Hummus also provides a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. It is high in fiber, antioxidants, and protein. So, dip it away, in moderation.
Make It Fancy
There are many ways you can fancy your classic hummus. Here are some ideas:
- Bell pepper hummus: Add roasted bell pepper and make bell pepper hummus.
- Garlicky Hummus: Add roasted garlic and get a bold garlicky hummus.
- Pine Nut Hummus: Add either raw or roasted pine nuts to your hummus and get a nutty flavor hummus.
- Top it with protein: I know this may sound weird, but add beef or Turkish sausage (sujuk) will add a different dynamic to your hummus. In a very delicious way.