Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Hummus in the blender

Hi!!I think i may be getting addicted to the vitamix as i just churned out the most delicious Hummus in a span of 1 sure rthis would work in a regular blender.just let it blend for quite a while though as the vitamix is a vvv high speed blender....serve this delicious hummus with pita bread crisps or cucumbers or whatever you goes the recipe
1)400 gms chickpeas soaked overnight and boiled next morninbg till nice and tender
2)6 cloves garlic
3)2.5 lemon juice
4)tahini paste 1/2 cup or else 3/4 cup raw sesame seeds
5)1.5 tsp cumin
6)5 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
7)salt and freshly ground pepper
1)Drain the chickpeas,put them in a pan and cover with water.Boil and then reduce the heat to med and simmer uncovered for 1 hour or till chickpeas are tender and soft.drain
2)Put the chickpeas ,lemon juice,oil,garlic,tahini or seeds and 340 ml water in the blender in that the 2 part variable speed 1.Turn machine on and increase the speed to 10 and then high.Run for 30 secs or until smooth.use tamper to push ings into blades.Add more water if needed.
3)with the machine still running,remove the lid and add salt and pepper.OPTIONAL:you can add some olives and coriander too.continue to run for 10 secs till well mixed.serve with an olive in the middle..sprinkle some paprika and drizzle some olive oil........
health benefits:energizing. anti ageing. low cholestrol and low saturated fat.......
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