Our version of this Middle-Eastern dip contains chickpeas, garlic, and raw sesame seeds. It's traditionally served with flatbread, but crackers and tortilla chips are great, too.

vegetables with hummus


  • 30 ounces (900 g) canned chickpeas, liquid reserved
  • ¼ cups (35 g) sesame seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cups (60 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅛ teaspoons salt


  1. Place chickpeas, sesame seeds, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and cumin into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend 1 minute, using the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades.
  5. Season to taste with salt.