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Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Hummus is a super easy and delicious alternative to regular chickpea hummus. These smoky flavored beans are a good source of protein and fiber that will satisfy even the most intense hunger and will keep you feeling full and energetic for hours. This wonderful recipe comes from Cooking Light Magazine, so you know it will be delicious. Make this hummus for your next gathering as a dip or spread for vegetables, pita wedges, even sandwiches.

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Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Hummus

Ingredients

  • 1/2  cup  chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 2  tablespoons  tahini, stirred well
  • 2  tablespoons  water
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh lime juice
  • 1  tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/2  small jalapeño pepper, seeded
  • 3  (6-inch) pitas

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, process cilantro, tahini, water, lime juice, olive oil, cumin, salt, black beans, garlic and jalapeño  until combined. Scrape down the bowl and continue to process until the hummus is smooth and creamy.
  3. Transfer hummus to a serving bowl, sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cilantro. Cover with plastic wrap until ready to serve.
  4. Cut each pita into 8 wedges. Arrange on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 6 minutes, turning once.

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Source: Cooking Light, March 2011

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