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Blend Up Some Tasty Homemade Hummus [VIDEO]

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Forget that store-bought hummus - next time you want to serve this popular Middle Eastern dip, simply make it yourself. With just your Oster® Pre-Programmed Blender with Reversing Blade Technology and some basic ingredients you may already have at home, you can make your own hummus to enjoy with carrots, pita chips, or pretzels. Here are the ingredients you'll need:

  • 15-ounce can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons of dark sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground red pepper or 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Your all purpose blender

Drain your can of chickpeas into a separate container and save the liquid, then add your beans and all of the other ingredients into your blender jar. Blend on HIGH for about 15 to 30 seconds. Add about 1/3 cup of the drained liquid through your filler cap while blending on LOW. This will give you a creamier hummus. Scoop the mixture out of the blender with a rubber spatula and serve in a dish. Consider adding peppers or other fresh vegetables as garnishes in your hummus dip.