Thursday, April 30, 2009

Black Bean Hummus

To say we love hummus and pita is an understatement. It's a delicious snack and adds some good fat and a healthy dose of fiber to your diet. Plus it's filling and delicious. We normally buy our hummus pre-made but this weekend The Other Williams decided to whip up a recipe she found that uses black beans instead of chickpeas, which is what most hummus is made from.

I gotta tell you, this is the best hummus I've ever tried and will be a staple in our house from now on! It's a great snack when paired with Stacy's Pita Chips or veggies. You can also spread it on a sandwich or wrap in place of mayo. The Other Williams made her's spicey and I kept mine plain. Both are delicious!

This was so fast and so easy that you simply MUST make it. It's also cheaper than buying it. So go right now to the store and pick up the ingredients. Make the recipe and then come back and tell me how great it was!

8 servings (serving size: about 2 1/2 tablespoons hummus and 4 chips)

* 1 bulb of garlic, Roasted
* 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon tahini (roasted sesame seed paste)
* 1 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
* 1 small jalapeño pepper, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
* Dash of crushed red pepper
* 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
* Dash of ground red pepper
* 1 (6-ounce) bag pita chips (such as Stacy's Simply Naked)


1. Place garlic in a food processor. Add lemon juice, tahini, cumin, salt, black beans, jalapeño pepper, and crushed red pepper; process until smooth. Spoon bean mixture into a medium bowl, and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with ground red pepper. Serve with pita chips.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 148
Fat: 6.2g (sat 0.7g,mono 1.2g,poly 0.6g)
Protein: 4.5g
Carbohydrate: 20.6g
Fiber: 3.5g
Cholesterol: 0.0mg
Iron: 1.7mg
Sodium: 381mg
Calcium: 16mg

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