Please note I used a blender, but you can use a hand potato masher, a mixer, a Ninja, Magic Bullet, food processor, etc. I can't believe I had been buying hummus for years. Once you see how easy it is to make you will make it all the time for your family! Oh just another note, I had to talk my husband into trying it. I think the name scared him! LOL! Yep, he LOVES it now!