Friday, July 22, 2011

Black Bean Hummus Recipe

In one week, three different people asked for our Black Bean Hummus recipe. It's not a regular item on the menu, but one I often pull out for chip & dip type party food or a vegetarian special that includes my roasted salsa verde.

It is very slightly adapted from a recipe posted by Jen at

2 cloves garlic
1 (15 ounce) can black beans,
drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons lemon (or lime) juice
2 tablespoons tahini
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mince garlic with lemon (or lime) juice in the bowl of a food processor. Add black beans and remaining ingredients, processing until smooth adding up to 3 tablespoons water and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Remember to adjust seasoning to taste before you transfer the hummus to a serving or storage container.

Great with veggies, chips, pita bread wedges or as a spread on your morning toast.

Hope you enjoy!