Black bean hummus takes five minutes to make and is full of protein and fiber.
I’ll start with the obvious. Black Bean Hummus is not what I would consider a pretty food.
But this dip has a lot going for it. And I can’t get enough of it.
Easy: It can be made in minutes. Dump ingredients into the food processor and process away!
Healthy: With black beans at the base, a serving of this dip is a good source of protein and fiber. Bonus, tahini is high in vitamins, minerals and calcium!
For years now, I’ve been making my own hummus and I strongly feel that once you start making your own, any version you get from the store just isn’t good enough! There are of course (desperate) times when tubs are purchased and I had one of those times before the Packer game last week. I picked up some roots black bean hummus from Whole Foods so that there was something a little healthy to snack on in between the chicken wings and cheese. (Game day food also justified a pre-game green juice…you know, for the baby.)
I really liked the root’s black bean hummus, but it was also $5 for an 8 oz tub so I wanted to try making it at home.
And just like my regular hummus, I kept this one really simple. And it’s why I’m calling it black bean hummus and not black bean dip. There is a small difference, but it’s notable. When I make hummus with garbanzo beans, I like lots of lemon juice, some garlic and tahini and olive oil. I also add cumin to hummus, it’s something that I learned from the French Meadow Bakery & Cafe YEARS ago (Minnesota friends, you’ll know where I’m talking about!). It’s not really noticeable but it totally makes the hummus. Naturally, cumin works really well with black beans too, so I definitely added it to this version.
There’s a certain game this weekend that could probably use a healthy dip…serve with tortilla chips, multigrain crackers and fresh veggies to make everyone happy.
PS. I’ll be back on Thursday with some of my other favorite dips…just in time for Super Bowl snacking!
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1-15 oz can black beans (1¾ cups)
- ¼ cup tahini
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1 tsp cumin
- ½ tsp salt
- Place garlic cloves in food processor and process.
- Scrape down sides and add remaining ingredients.
- Process to desired consistency.
- Drizzle with olive oil and sliced green onions to serve.