I love Hummos and with the VitaMix, well it is easy to whip up every week. Lately I have been experimenting with different ingredients added into the hummos. My basic recipe calls for two cans of chickpea. You can sure soak dried chickpea and simmer until tender but I have not noticed a significant difference in quality. I add 6 cloves of garlic, juice from 1-2 lemons depending on how lemony I want the hummos, a tablespoon of salt, several good shakes of hot pepper sauce and 1/3 cup of tahini or four tablespoons of sesame seeds. I throw all of this into a Vitamix (you could sure use a food processor) and blend until smooth. My favorie additions are sundried tomato, oil packed, pesto or roasted red peppers.