I. Love. Hummus.
I’m not sure when I first started loving hummus – but it was probably around the time that the rest of the “general viewing public” did, because let’s be honest – hummus is one of those “newer to the mainstream” foods! The health benefits of the beans and natural (healthy fats) ingredients allow you to dip and spread (or spoon) to your heart’s desire (stick with veggies for the most natural/low fat options).
Every time I make hummus I use a different combination of spices and additions (often because I don’t measure) but also because it keeps it fun! When I stumbled across this Mexican Style Hummus, I knew it was perfect for Cinco de Mayo (or anytime you are out of chick peas or just want a spicier healthy dip).
I promise to finally post my “regular” hummus one of these days because its just so easy (and cheap, especially when you buy your raw ingredients on sale like I almost always do!)
Happy Cinco De Mayo – or whatever reason you want to make up in order to make this spicy, tasty hummus. So – whatever your reason… break out the food processor & get dipping.
Black Bean Hummus
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 can black beans (rinsed – and remember, the better quality – the better taste)
- 2 T Tahini
- 2 T Lemon Juice
- 2 T Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- Place all ingredients in the food processor and blend until smooth.
- I have heard & found that the best way to a smooth hummus is to first emulsify your “liquids” (and spices and garlic) and once that is nice and super whipped – then you add your beans
- Serve with veggies or chips & enjoy this Spicy Mexican twist on your regular hummus
as adapted from a great blog focused around local eating: A Local Choice
One Year Ago – DIY Chai Mix – yum & feel free to spice it up as you like
And I leave you with this, today’s Question of the Day… what is your favorite dip or treat which most people buy that you love (and know how easy it is) to make at home?