Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Black Bean Hummus

As I am sure you have all noticed, I have taken a mini-vacation from my blog as I have not posted in 5 whole days! This weekend I took a trip to Connecticut to spend the day with my friend, Haydn, who was visiting the United States with her family from Manchester, England. We had a wonderful day that was capped off with a couple of bowls of delicious New England clam chowder! I enjoyed spending time with my 'English' family for the day!

Today's recipe is for a black bean style hummus. This dip is great as an appetizer for a party, but also makes a healthy and filling snack for any day of the week.

Recipe yields about 1 cup

1 can black beans
5 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp tahini
10-15 fresh cilantro leaves

Drain and rinse black beans. Peel garlic cloves. Remove cilantro leaves from stems.

Add all ingredients to a food processor, blender, or bowl to use with an immersion blender.

Pulse until all ingredients are combined well and black beans form a paste-like texture. Place in a serving dish. Serve with chips, pita bread or veggies. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Aw i just saw this!! Love it!! I'm becoming a regular on this blog haha! Miss you This xxxx