Everyone loves hummus!Black Bean Hummus
This variation is made from black beans, a legume that is dense in nutrients, high in fibre, and tastes amazingly good!
It is also extremely versatile in that you can use this as:
- a dip with veggies
- a spread in a wrap or sandwiches
- a condiment with rice dishes or salads
Give it a go and let us know what you think:
4 handfuls of dried black beans – If you are strapped for time, you can use organic canned black beans – be sure to check your local supermarket or health food shop.
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (or more to taste)
1 handful of basil leaves
1 clove of garlic
1 pinch of sesame seeds (or equivalent tahini)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Water as required
For extra kick, add in red chilli powder or fresh green chillies that are cut finely – if you like some “spice”, this will be a treat!
Soak the black beans over night and cook until really soft. If you have a pressure cooker, that will save considerable time.
Mince the garlic, and then put all of the ingredients into a food processor and grind until creamy in texture. If it is too thick, add a little water.
Serve immediately, and any leftovers can be refrigerated for up to a week.