Black Bean Hummus

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Groundhog Day 2015: 6 more weeks of Mother Nature and Old Man Winter giving you the finger.

I started a new job this week, and it’s going well so far, despite mother natures best efforts to keep Boston (my coworkers and me) buried. The commutes have been rough, to say the least, but we battle on. Why? Because we are Boston.
Anyway, with the new job comes A LOT of new work. I love it, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t always provide me time for a meal, let alone a healthy, balanced one at that. It reminds me of my middle school teaching days, when luxuries like “sitting down” and “lunch time” were as foreign to us as Lamorghinis. We became fast friends of finger foods: carrot sticks, apples, orange slices, pretzel rods. You get the idea. What’s missing from that list? Protein. I came home famished every day, and never knew why. Until: the hummus craze. My savior against the mid-afternoon growling gut.
Hummus is great: low fat, high protein, and it pairs well with a lot of vehicles.  The best part? It’s so versatile! Tired of regular? Try this black bean hummus! Full of protein and fiber, it’s awesome for weeks like these, when my cluttered calendar isn’t giving me time to sit down for lunch.

Side note:  My pictures are awful for this recipe.  Don’t let that deter you.  This is one of the best hummuses (hummi?) I’ve ever had.


Materials:

  • food processor
  • spatula
  • measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients:

  • 3 cans black beans, drained (you can reserve a little to smooth out the hummus)
  • juice from 1/2 lemon (about 1/4 to 1/3 c)
  • 3 T tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 2 T cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic (or 2 T garlic, minced)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Throw all ingredients into the food processor.  Blend for about 45 seconds, until well combined.FullSizeRender  Add seasonings to taste.FullSizeRender
  2. Enjoy with veggies, pita, or chips!FullSizeRender

Black Bean Hummus

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Materials:

  • food processor
  • spatula
  • measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients:

  • 3 cans black beans, drained (you can reserve a little to smooth out the hummus)
  • juice from 1/2 lemon (about 1/4 to 1/3 c)
  • 3 T tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 2 T cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic (or 2 T garlic, minced)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Throw all ingredients into the food processor.  Blend for about 45 seconds, until well combined.  Add seasonings to taste.
  2. Enjoy with veggies, pita, or chips!

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