Thursday, September 27, 2012

Artichoke and Garlic Hummus

Hummus is really good stuff. It's great on crackers, a slice of bread, with veggies, in a sandwich, or simply on its own. It's loaded with protein and is the perfect snack. I love how I can whip up a batch in no time thanks to my awesome Vitamix. Homemade hummus is delicious and guests are always impressed when I serve it.

Artichoke and Garlic Hummus

Yield:  2 cups

  • 1 can garbanzo beans, reserve liquids
  • 1/2 c artichoke hearts, drained
  • 1/4 c raw sesame seeds
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt, to taste
  1. Drain garbanzo beans into a measuring cup and reserve the liquid. 
  2. Place all ingredients and only HALF the reserved liquid into a Vitamix blender or use a food processor.
  3. Blend 2-3 minutes. If consistency is too thick, add a little more of the reserved liquid. Blend another 1-2 minutes or until ingredients come together with creamy hummus consistency. Do not add too much liquid or hummus will be watery.
Note:  The two garlic cloves gives the hummus a nice garlicky, spicy kick. We love garlic and the amount was perfect!

Source:  Adapted from Vitamix Whole Food Recipes book

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