Spicy Black Bean Hummus

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Planning to entertain? Here’s a really quick and easy recipe for black bean hummus. I also use it in sandwiches and atop toast! It is high in fiber and protein and really smooth and delicious 🙂 I really like making my own hummus because I can control what goes in it. You can also switch up the flavors and blend it to the kind of texture you like.

You Will Need

  • 1 1/2 cup of cooked black beans (using the liquid it was cooked in)  or 1 can black beans, thoroughly rinsed
  • 1 jalapeno
  • cumin powder
  • Garlic
  • cilantro
  • A squirt of lime
  • olive oil
  • optional tahini paste

To Prepare

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine  beans, half a jalapeño, 1 garlic clove, 1 tsp cumin powder and break off a few leaves of cilantro. Use the juice of 1 lime wedge, just for flavor.
  2. Be careful with salt if the beans were salted when cooking. Season with salt.
  3. Add a little  water, or the liquid the beans were cooked in. Drizzle in a bit of olive oil.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. If you would like a creamy consistency, add a tablespoon of tahini and blend. If you would like it more sharp, add garlic.
  6. Serve!
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