February 5, 2014 alex Recipe

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. It can be a delight to throw handfuls of ingredients in and get a great result. This is one of those recipes. -Laura

Ingredients: Chick peas (garbanzo beans); sesame seeds; water; sea salt; roasted garlic or garlic powder; lemon juice.

Tools: Vitamix; rubber spoon or spatula; something to store hummus in.

Directions: Simply pour chick peas in your Vitamix until they half fill it. Then pour water in to betwen 1/2-3/4 of the height of the peas. Toss a small handful of sesame seeds in (you can alternately scoop some sesame tahini, but seeds are much less expensive). Add garlic — I strongly recommend roasted, but if you don’t have it available, you can make do with powdered. Sprinkle a few shakes of sea salt in, and a spritz of lemon, then add the lid with mixing tool. Start the Vitamix on its lowest setting, then quickly turn speed dial up, while stirring with mixing tool, and run for a few seconds on high, then turn off. It’s important to blend in this order, and not for too long, so you don’t overheat the motor. It will seem a little more liquidy than typical hummus at first, but it quickly thickens. Scoop into containers: I usually fill 6 small Pyrex and toss 2 of them in the freezer to use later.

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