I tend to go through phases with food...
...and by that I mean I become absolutely obsessed with certain recipes or ingredients!
I will literally hoard certain foods out of concern that I will exhaust my current ample-enough stash...ahem, dates.
And being a food blogger, the nature of the game is to try new recipes practically daily, which can sometimes be a drag given that I want to eat my favorite dishes over and over!
Hummus has become a recent obsession of mine.
It's quick to make, it's easy, it's cheap, and it's delicious!
It's a great snack to keep on hand for my girls to enjoy with tortilla chips, rice crackers, carrots, or celery, so I love keeping a supply of it in my fridge for their hungry tummies.
I usually make a standard chickpea hummus (sans tahini for my oldest daughter's allergies), but when I recently ran out of chickpeas, I decided to give black beans a go!
What resulted was creamy deliciousness!
By adding in a few smoky spices, including cumin and smoked paprika (yum!), along with a couple of tangy touches, this makes a great, healthy, high protein dip for any of your favorite crunchy vehicles.
Smoky Black Bean Hummus (Vegan)
- 1 large garlic clove
- 1 15 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained (reserve one tablespoon of the bean juice)
- 1 T. lemon juice
- 1 T. apple cider vinegar
- ½ t. sea salt
- ½ t. cumin
- ¼ t. smoked paprika
- 2 T. good olive oil
- 1 T. reserved bean juice
- Pulse the garlic clove in the processor until minced.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.
Do you eat the same meals often or do you prefer trying new things?
Just want to say thank you so much for sharing your recipes.
For someone who counts macros, your website is perfffecccttt and your healthiness is REAL.
I know that I can go through any recipe you have and it will have all the alternatives that I always look for, like carob, stevia, apple sauce, etc.
Absolute no bs with your recipes so thank you thank you so so much!
Thanks so much Nicole, I'm happy you're enjoying the recipes! 🙂
I know you aren't anal about calories, but for those who are... I think your information is pretty far off. All of the protein comes from the beans, and a full can only has ~26 g of protein, so 1/6th can't possibly have 16 grams of protein. Using caloriecount's recipe calculator, I get that 1/6th has 108 calories and 4 g protein.
I apologize Emily, I was inputting '1 15 ounce can' which was yielding inaccurate results. The recipe has been updated for your convenience.
Evi @ greenevi
Hummus is my absolute obsession too! Your black bean version sounds delish, I have to try it!
I love black beans, they have such awesome flavor. What a great idea, thanks!
Thanks Kayla! 🙂
this looks great! especially since the Sabra brand of hummus has been recalled. but i prefer to make it from scratch anyway! i tried the cauliflower pizza crust again the other day and totally demolished it! since i make so many different dishes also, i forget sometimes the things i really love. i made the crust this time into small, 4" patties. MMMMMMMM!!!
Thanks Dawn! I too made the crust recently, we just love it here too! Patties are a great idea, I've actually wanted to try to make it into 'bread' slices, but haven't attempted that yet. Have a great weekend! 🙂
WOOHOO, bread slices! yea, the small patties were nice! i added a dollop of sauce, some grated parm and a few slices of pepperoni... all done! we scarfed them down!
have a great weekend also. i hope all is well w/ the baby 🙂