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Black Bean Hummus

Serves 8

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    Hummus and vegetables or crackers are an easy fibre- and iron-filled snack that always helps get a party going. With the addition of black beans and bright flavours of lime, chili, and cilantro, this Middle Eastern staple gets a decidedly Mexican treatment.

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    Blend in stages

    While it’s tempting to blend everything all at once, add cilantro in the second stage, once you’ve combined the main ingredients. Instead of a green purée, you’ll have flecks of green dotted through the mixture. Likewise, adding lime juice gradually allows you to adjust the flavours to your own taste.

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    Black Bean Hummus

      Ingredients

      • 14 oz (398 mL) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
      • 1/2 cup (125 mL) canned black beans, drained and rinsed
      • 1/4 cup (60 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
      • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
      • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) tahini
      • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cumin
      • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) chipotle powder
      • 2 limes, zested and juiced, about 4 tsp (20 mL) zest and 1/4 cup (60 mL) juice
      • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh cilantro leaves and stems
      • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) salt (optional)

      Nutrition

      Per serving:

      • calories106
      • protein4 g
      • total fat6 g
        • sat. fat1 g
      • total carbohydrates12 g
        • sugars1 g
        • fibre2 g
      • sodium92 mg

      Directions

      01

      In blender, add chickpeas, black beans, olive oil, garlic, tahini, cumin, chipotle powder, lime zest and about half of the lime juice. Blend until smooth. Add cilantro and pulse until combined. Add remaining lime juice, to taste. Taste for seasoning and add salt if required.

      02

      Serve with romaine wedges, carrot, celery, and other vegetables.

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