Zesty Black Bean Hummus

This is a tasty and healthy snack to have on hand for after-school munchies.

2 cloves garlic, minced
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drain and reserve 1/4 cup of liquid
1/4 c fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons tahini (can be found in most major supermarkets, generally in the "health food" aisle)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (start with 1/2 teaspoon, taste it after you process it and adjust the flavor)

Combine all ingredients in bowl of food processor. Process until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
Serve with assorted veggies (we love it on carrots), pita chips, or tortilla chips.

This will store well in the refrigerator for a week or so (ours has never made it uneaten past a week).

7 comments:

The Walton Family said...

Megan, this looks like a great snack! I am going to try it this weekend:)

Erin Gilbert said...

Thanks Meg. Picture looks great .

Heather said...

I've always been a lover of hummus! I'll have to try that with some wheat pita bread.

Sean and Ashley Tanner Family said...

We tried it for our trip to CO. It tasted great and the girls loved it, enough to even think is a suitable substitute for Fritos and bean dip. Word of caution, after having it sit out in the car for 9 hours in the back seat where you can't reach it, the smell gets to you.

Morgan said...

Good post Megan. I cant wait to try it.

Jacqui said...

Num-ola. We love hummus. Even McQueen eats it like a champ. My girls tried it with popcorn this week and loved it.

i heart black beans, too, so will definitely give this one a shot.

ALISHA JOY said...

Love the photos of your beauty with the cookies. I will definitely try that recipe.