hummus – super creamy in just 6 minutes!

It’s so easy to make a creamy hummus then flavor it however you like. Try this Super Creamy Hummus Recipe that’s made in just 6 minutes!

 

super creamy six-minute hummus

 

I’m going to preach one more time about the love I have for my Vitamix. I apologize for this in advance.

Hummus is yet another example of why every home should own one. I have never tasted any hummus that has not only great flavor but also has the texture of something close to whipped cream. Until I made hummus in my Vitamix.  

The Vitamix won’t miraculously change the flavor of your hummus but it will have the lightest consistency and texture – and that will make all the difference. Hummus can be pricey to purchase and, although there’s one brand that I think is pretty good, most store-bought hummus isn’t that great. It works in a pinch but once you’ve made your own, you’ll never go back.

Here are five other reasons why I love my Vitamix so:

  1. It works. Go figure, a product that actually does the job it says it will and does it really, really well.
  2. There’s no messing with removing the blade. It stays in there permanently (unless it needs fixing, see #3). No more messing with those little rubber thingies!
  3. It comes with a SEVEN YEAR WARRANTY. And they’ll sharpen your blades for free, so I’m told. Not that you’ll need them sharpened as the blades themselves are actually a bit dull. The Vitamix works so well because the blades go up to 240 miles per hour! It basically obliterates whatever you toss in the pitcher.
  4. You can use it to make soup. What blender can’t make soup, right? Right. But can your blender HEAT UP THE SOUP UNTIL IT’S STEAMING HOT?!! I was skeptical about this point but, I assure you, it really does the job. I now make soup several times a week simply because it takes me five minutes to throw it together and another five while the Vitamix does its thing.
  5. To clean it you add warm water, a couple drops of dish soap and turn it on. Yep, that’s it. It’s that easy.

Authentic hummus always lists tahini as one of the ingredients. Most grocery stores carry it now, however, it can be pretty pricey. You can easily make your own. I like to make mine just before I make a batch of hummus since I won’t have to clean my Vitamix between recipes. Food52 has a great article and recipe for making your own (but look for one from me, coming soon).

super creamy six-minute hummus

This last batch of hummus that I made was taken to my parents house. My dad had tried my hummus a few weeks prior and had requested that I make him more. Dad’s seal of approval is all I need :)

{super creamy} six-minute hummus

{super creamy} six-minute hummus

Ingredients

  • 2 14 oz cans garbanzo beans, undrained
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except olive oil into a Vitamix or other high-powered blender or food processor. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. Use your tamper to push ingredients into the blade if it's not blending on it's own. Add extra-virgin olive oil as needed to reach desired consistency.
  2. Serve with pita chips.
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