Black Bean Hummus
The creation of hummus is claimed by many different middle-eastern countries but it is difficult to pin down the exact origins of hummus. Nevertheless, hummus is a staple of middle-eastern cuisine and has grown in popularity around the world. It is now made with a diverse range of ingredients and in many different cuisines. This black bean hummus recipe offers a nice change of pace from a traditional chickpea hummus.
How many ways can you make hummus?
While chickpeas are traditionally used for hummus, you can use many varieties of legume to make hummus. You can also try my recipe for white bean hummus when you want something different. Eating a wide variety of different foods is essential for a healthy diet. It can also allow you to add diversity of taste, color, and texture to a dish which can make your meals more interesting and enjoyable. Try making hummus with your favorite legume and see how you like the results.
Black Beans: A Rich and Fibrous Bean
Black beans are high in fiber and have around 7 grams of protein in a 2 oz serving which makes them a nutritious legume to use for hummus. They also have a richness of flavor that is an interesting contrast when paired with fresh vegetables. Black bean hummus can make a unique addition to your lunchtime sandwich or wrap, adding flavor and texture to your meal.
To add more vegetables to your diet
Try serving this hummus with raw carrot sticks, celery, slices of cucumber, slices of red, green and yellow peppers, or slices of jicama. Use your imagination to come up with other new items to dip. You can make a colorful platter if you use a variety and get a broad range of different nutrients by eating vegetables of many different colors.
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- Rinse and drain canned beans.
- Blend all ingredients in food processor.
- 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).