Country Ranch Hummus

Country Ranch Hummus - A quick blender hummus flavored with ranch dressing spices! | foxeslovelemons.com

I know I’ve mentioned it in my Sangria Party Appetizers post, as well as my Hummus Recipe Roundup, but I really, really love making hummus in my Vitamix.

 

I was completely content with store-bought hummus (preferably Michigan-made Basha brand) until I got this blender. I did have a food processor before, which would work just perfectly for any hummus recipe. What I didn’t have was the motivation to make as many things as possible in a beloved new appliance. The day the Vitamix showed up at my door, everything changed. Can I make this in my blender instead of buying it? Yes?

 

Country Ranch Hummus - A quick blender hummus flavored with ranch dressing spices! | foxeslovelemons.com

Homemade hummus is so ridiculously simple to make that I’m not sure I’ll go back to store-bought again. What it isn’t is any cheaper – by the time you factor in the cost of the chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic, and olive oil, you’re looking at about the same cost as store bought. Of course, many people would frown upon using canned chickpeas (insisting that real hummus is truly made with dried chickpeas, that are soaked and then cooked). I, however, am not one of those frowny people. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Canned chickpeas work out just fine, and taste great.

Here, I started with a classic blender hummus, and then flavored it up with ranch dressing spices. Ranch hummus! I also topped it with some sunflower seeds for a little bit of crunch.

Country Ranch Hummus - A quick blender hummus flavored with ranch dressing spices! | foxeslovelemons.com

Yield: Makes about 1-1/2 cups

Country Ranch Hummus

Country Ranch Hummus
Prep Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, drained (reserve 6 tablespoons liquid from can)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ice water, plus additional if needed
  • Sunflower seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In blender or food processor, place lemon juice, chickpeas and their liquid, tahini, and herbs and spices. Blend 1 minute or until very well combined. With blender running, drizzle in ice water. If a thinner consistency is desired, blend in additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Garnish with sunflower seeds.