Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Black Bean Hummus

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

  1. Peel & crush the garlic cloves, place in a food processor with the cilantro, & pulse a few times.
  2. Add the black beans and the lemon/lime juice to the food processor & blend until smooth.
  3. Place the rest of the ingredients in with the black bean mix, and process until fully combined & mixed through.
  4. 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.

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