Welcome back for another installation of The Bodacious Bean. This week’s recipe is a flavorful Black Bean Hummus.
Yeah, we eat hummus here in the south. It’s even one of my daughter’s favorite foods. She’s a rare and complicated child though.
Making hummus is easy as, well… hummus. This recipe replaces the usual chickpea (or garbanzo bean) with yummy black beans. It’s tasty and spicy and garlicky and… you fill in the blank after you try it.
Basically, you mix all the ingredients below in a food processor. That’s it. Serve it with pita chips, pita bread, or your favorite chip or cracker. I like it on celery as well.
One note, this recipe makes about 4 cups. That’s a lot of hummus, so you can easily half the recipe, or third it, or fourth it. (Okay, I haven’t had my coffee yet today – just bear with my goofiness.)
Enjoy! And check back next week for another Bodacious Bean Recipe.
- 2 – 15 ounce cans black bean, drained
- 3/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, packed
- 1 cup onion (yellow)
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Salt & Pepper to taste (I used 1/4 teaspoon of each)
- In a food processor combine all ingredients until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve.