At the Winco Foods store last week we had purchased a couple of pounds of sesame seeds thinking of trying to make tahini in the Vitamix. At least I was thinking of making tahini. Dear One questioned my wisdom. Again.
So, yesterday I gave it a try.
Dear One was watching something on his computer screen from Apple on the couch in the living room. I was in the kitchen about 15 feet away making tahini, which is made by simply putting 4 1/2 cups of sesame seeds into the blender jar and letting it rip. I did need to keep pushing down the seeds with the tamper. It made a very loud noise for just about 2 minutes when I stopped it. Dear One came around the separator wall and asked whatever I was doing! Can you believe it?! Anyway, I had made the tahini.
As you can see, I should probably have blended a little longer to get it smoother, or put in some sesame oil, but I did not want to do that.
Since that worked, I got out the recipe for the hummus.
|Just about a quart of hummus!! Homemade from start to finish and just plain delicious!|
3 1/2 cups of chick peas (that I had cooked in the Instant Pot last week and which were waiting to be used up)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon kosher coarse salt
4 teaspoons granulated garlic
1/2 cup water
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Put these ingredients all in the blender jar and slowly move the speed button from 1 to 10 then let it blend at speed 10 for a minute. It is so light and fresh and delicious. Have you noticed that sometimes the hummus in the store is sort of thick and sludgy? Well this is not. I consider it a success. It is too bad Dear One is not much of a hummus person, except in a pinch when there is nothing else to eat in the snack line. Funny guy.