Friday, September 30, 2011

.black bean hummus.

are you looking for an easy go-to party platter or healthy item to have on hand? look no further! (do i sound like a high-energy infomercial?)

i combined two tastes i love into one inspired dish. black beans and hummus. out getting some appetizers with girlfriends a few weeks ago, we ordered a hummus trio and were all impressed with the black bean hummus.

from that moment, i decided i wanted to make one of my own and i wanted it to be tasty enough to serve proudly to friends.

on the ol' world wide web, i found quite a few black bean hummus recipes and narrowed it down to one i thought would be worthy of tweaking. i added and deleted ingredients i decided would be more tasty until i came up with the recipe at the bottom of the page.

when i make this black bean hummus again, i'll cut everything in half. i took it to a party and still had mounds left in a storage dish at home. the options of what to dip in this are numerous. from pita chips, to tortillas (maybe even fried) to veggies...hope you enjoy the smooth flavor of black beans with the charming characteristics of hummus.

black bean hummus
inspiried by epicurious

2 cans of black beans
3/4 cups tahini paste
2 cloves garlic
3 stalks of green onion
1 tbs paprika
2 tsp of fiesta seasoning (use any spanish spice you may have)
salt and pepper to taste

in a food processor, add all of your ingredients and puree until your desired consistency. for a really smooth texture, process on high for approximately 3 minutes.
taste for preference and add additional seasoning as needed.
sere room temperature or cold with pita points, tortilla chips or veggies. store in a refrigerator between uses.

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