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Black Bean Hummus(Vegan & GF with Veggies)

Adapted from Bon Appétit, Apr. 1998

Ingredients

  • 1 c. dry black beans (3 c. cooked beans)
  • ½ c. tahini
  • ¼ c. + 1 T. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ c. (packed) chopped cilantro
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 2 T. olive oil, plus garnish
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • ¼ – ½ t. cayenne pepper
  • optional: roasted red peppers
  • to serve: paprika, raw veggies, pita bread (try our local pita from Hoard’s Bakery!), anything you like with hummus
Note:

For kiddos, reduce (or remove) the garlic and green onions. For yourself, feel free to increase them!

Instructions

  1. Soak dry beans in plenty of water for 2-4 hours.
  2. OR bring them to a boil in plenty of water, remove from heat, and cover for 1 hour.
  3. Drain, then boil in fresh water for 30-45 minutes. Drain.
  4. Combine everything in a food processor until smooth.
  5. Season to taste – you may like more lemon, more tahini, spices, etc. It is fully customizable.

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