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Monday, March 14, 2011

Black Bean Hummus


This recipe is so easy - it takes just minutes to put together!  The health benefits from the black beans, the tamari and umeboshi are beyond!  PLUS tahini is a delicious addition to just about any recipe.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)

Ingredients:

2 cups no-salt-added cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/4 cup tahini
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium tamari
1 teaspoon umeboshi vinegar or 2 teaspoons lemon juice (or to taste)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh chives
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Procedure:

Combine black beans, garlic, tahini, cumin, water, tamari, vinegar and chives in a food processor.  Pulse until smooth and all ingredients are combined.  Transfer to a serving bowl, fold in cilantro and serve.

You can serve the hummus with chips, pita, fruit or veggies.  You can also use it as a spread for a sandwich or a quesadilla (YUM!!!). 

6 comments:

  1. I agree. I've made black bean hummus for years and love it. It's so healthy. There are a few differences with mine. I add fresh onion to mine as well as a very small amount of cinnamon. I've never used tamari or umeboshi in it, but I'll have to try your recipe.

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  2. Hey Rick-
    Your hummus sounds great! Can you send me the full recipe? I would love to give it a try... Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. Sounds YUMMY!
    The picture looks like I could dip my own carrot stick right in :-)

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  4. Thanks! My goal was to make your mouth water!!! Make a batch and give it a try...let me know how it comes out :)

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  5. Kelli, my friend's daughter is a teen who just started her own foodie blog about finding a healthy balance... I'd love for you to check her out:
    http://foodsavi.blogspot.com

    I commented on her hummus recipe about this recipe...

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  6. Sounds very delicious. I would like to give it a try. Can't wait to try this recipe.

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