Black bean hummus offers a nice change of pace from the traditional chickpea hummus. It is high in fiber, has around 7 grams of protein in a 2 oz serving, and a richness of flavor that is an interesting contrast when paired with fresh vegetables on your lunchtime sandwich or wrap. Or try white bean hummus, when you want something different – eating a wide variety of different foods is essential for a healthy diet.
Black Bean Hummus
(makes ~2 1/2 cups)
- 2 cans low sodium or “no salt” black beans
- ½ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup tahini
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- ½ tsp kosher salt
1. Rinse and drain canned beans.
2. Blend all ingredients in food processor.
3. Adjust seasonings if needed.
Nutrition information per 2 oz. serving: 180 calories; 9 grams fat; 1.5 grams saturated fat; 0 grams transfat; 0 mg cholesterol; 220 mg sodium; 18 grams carbohydrate; 6 grams dietary fiber; 7 grams protein (values are approximate).