Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Black Bean Hummus

Finding tasty recipes that don't have any dairy products, sugar, or any kind of grain in them can be difficult. I do enjoy a challenge, though, and thankfully I have a friend with family members who must also avoid those items. She has given me lots of good ideas and recipes that we're trying out this summer.

This recipe for black bean hummus was in the food section of the newspaper last week. Mom made it, then we made it. It's good, easy, and involves no cooking or baking so it doesn't heat up the kitchen.

Black Bean Hummus
3 cloves garlic
1/2 c. packed fresh cilantro leaves
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. organic almond butter or peanut butter
juice from 1 to 2 limes

Peel garlic and rinse cilantro, shaking off excess water. Rinse and drain black beans. Drop garlic cloves and cilantro in food processor and chop finely. Add beans, almond butter, oil, and lime juice. Process until beans are pureed and dip is mixed well - about one minute. Taste hummus and add additional lime juice as desired. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

We ate it with carrot and celery sticks and corn chips.

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Blogger Meg said...

That sounds good Laura. I will have to give that a try. We love Hummus.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Donna Boucher said...

This sounds yummy.
Are you on a new diet?

10:20 PM  

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