I love hummus, and being a gluten free vegan it's one of the foods I know I'm okay to eat. It's such a quick, easy & (more importantly) delicious lunch/snack option, but I have been getting a bit bored with the regular store bought kind... our apartment consumes way too much of it! So I decided to experiment & came up with this recipe, using black beans. You will have to try it out yourself, but I think it tastes even nicer than using chickpeas. It's so yummy on a sandwich too!
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 cups cooked black beans, drained & rinsed
- 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
- 1 tablespoon tahini (roasted sesame seed paste)
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
- sprinkling sea salt & fresh ground black pepper
- 1/2 small jalapeno pepper, de-seeded & chopped
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- Peel & crush the garlic cloves, place in a food processor with the cilantro, & pulse a few times.
- Add the black beans and the lemon/lime juice to the food processor & blend until smooth.
- Place the rest of the ingredients in with the black bean mix, and process until fully combined & mixed through.
- It can be kept in the refrigerator for a little while in a container if needed, but it can be served straight away too. Serve with raw veggies, gluten free pitta bread, or tortilla chips.