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).