We’re excited to announce we’re working with Vitamix for all of 2018! They’re a high-quality, household brand we’ve loved for years, and we can’t wait to share the healthy, inspired recipes we’ll be creating using our brand new Vitamix A3500 Ascent Series blender. Vitamix’s “Feed Your Life campaign” is all about sharing things that fuel us, and this hummus recipe is a perfect example of that — healthy yet decadent, and full of life. We strive for balance, and we love to play with colors and textures — it just makes everything that much more enjoyable to eat! Because food should be both beautiful and delicious. It’s hard to believe the first commercial Vitamix was created in the mid 1980s — and today they are still create some of the world’s best performing and most reliable blending products.

Combining state-of-the-art design with power and precision, the Ascent Series is the first high-performance line of blenders from Vitamix that comes with wireless Bluetooth connectivity, delivering the ultimate in convenience and versatility for the modern home cook. With easy touch screen controls, the machine automatically processes your favourite recipes with five program settings, or choose the programmable digital timer for worry-free automation. Featuring 5 program settings (smoothie, hot soup, dips and spreads, frozen deserts and cleaning), the blender has a 10-year warranty, which means its a wise investment for anyone who appreciates quality, stylish kitchen gear that’s functional and user-friendly, too.

This recipe is totally perfect for the new year, with so many of us opting for healthier choices now that the holiday rush is past us. Using just a handful of ingredients, we put together this delicious (and beautiful) crudités “display”, with our Avocado Cilantro Hummus as the star of the show. A healthy spread like this one is great for company, or even just snacking by yourself. Pre-slicing veggies and keeping them in the refrigerator makes them easy to grab when we’re starving, and this flavour-forward hummus is the ideal dip-along.

Vitamix also encourages all its users to register their machine, if you haven’t already done so. This allows for speedier customer service should you require it.

Avocado Cilantro Hummus with Crudités

Vitamix Ascent Blender

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Avocado Cilantro Hummus with Crudités

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 540ml can chickpeas drained and rinsed, shells removed
  • 3 tablespoons aquafaba
  • 1 avocado pitted
  • 1/2 cup cilantro stems and leaves
  • 1/2 preserved lemon
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil plus more to serve
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • pinch of salt to taste
  • vegetables of your choice, to serve.

Instructions

  1. In your blender, combine chickpeas, aquafaba, avocado, cilantro, preserved lemon, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, garlic and a good pinch of salt. Blend on “Dips and Spreads” setting, using the tamper to ensure the mixture is completely smooth.
  2. Serve straight away, or chill for 1 hour or overnight before serving with vegetables of your choice.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Vitamix. All opinions are ours. #FeedYourLife #VitamixCanada #Partner