The best hummous in the world, EVER!

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You may remember back in June last year, Small Footprints asked us to choose a food we typically bought in a store and had a go at making it ourselves at home.

This is a great way to reduce packaging, our reliance on shop bought products and of course, it saves money too!

I chose my version of hummous, which wasn’t exactly rocket science – it was simply chickpeas, garlic and yogurt which I mashed with the back of a fork.

Now it’s become one of my favourite things to eat in a hurry, but I have to tell you, mashing chickpeas with a fork isn’t the easiest of tasks.

The little devils jump up and bounce out of the dish and I’m often left with more on the floor than in my stomach.

In addition the texture isn’t great as you might imagine. There is only so much you creaminess you can achieve with a fork and a potato masher isn’t much better.

So this is the moment I’ve been waiting for with the Vitamix. I’ve been anticipating creamy, smooth dips full of air and light as a feather ever since I read the recipe book.

I’ve seen videos of Vitamix fans turning chunky vegetables into smooth pates and to say I was excited to be trying this was an understatement.

So does the Vitamix live up to its claim? You’ll have to watch the video to find out! AND you’ll find out why MY hummous is neon pink!

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  1. Small Footprints on March 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Oh YUM! And how beautiful! I never thought about adding beets into my hummus but … what a lovely addition. That vitamix is awesome! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. nadine sellers on March 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    lovely presentation–a delicious and beautiful treat for children or guests as well, even for holiday or party snacks and canapes, .

  3. [email protected] eco friendly homemaking on March 23, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I have really been enjoying your videos so much! The only thing is you have made me want to go out and get a Vitamix like right now!! I love making hummus. I buy the chickpeas and soak them overnight then after I cook them I add garlic,olive oil and fresh spinach. I put it in the food processor but it doesn’t turn out as creamy as this. I love the idea of adding the beets. What a wonderful color it gives it!!

  4. Mrs Green on April 1, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    @Small Footprints: You’re welcome! It’s now a firm favourite and as I type I have beets roasting in the oven ready for tomorrow’s batch of hummous!

    @nadine sellers: I think we can safely say we have no need for food colouring!

    @[email protected] eco friendly homemaking: Oh I love the idea of spinach – thanks Alicia!

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