Monday, July 2, 2012

Easy, Healthy, Black Bean Dip Recipe

Need a quick and easy Snack for the 4th of July picnic?  I have the perfect thing for you! 

Recently I was at the grocery store looking for a snack to bring to a friend's house for girls night. I was thinking about Hummus and Crackers, and I came across something called "Black Bean Hommus." I bought it because I love black beans, and I figured it would be good. It was amazing. So I set out to recreate it, and this is what I came up with:

1 can black beans, drained {you can rinse them if you want, I didn't because I'm too lazy}
1 T minced garlic, or 1 large clove
1 T chili powder
1 t cumin
1 t onion powder
1/2 t salt
handful of fresh cilantro  
{real hummus would also have Tahini. If I had some, I would add some, but I've never been able to find it. I should probably order it from Amazon.}

Directions: Put all ingredients into food processor or blender and puree; garnish with sprigs of cilantro if desired. Dip crackers, tortilla chips, bread, or veggies.


1 comment :

Cuscini said...

Jeannine, have you looked for Tahni in the ethnic foods section of your grocery? Most major supermarkets carry it now. If you can't find it there, try a health food store -- you absolutely will find it there! Tahini is a sesame seed paste which is popular in the Middle East, but it's become pretty popular over the last few years. While hummus usually uses garbanzo (chick pea) beans, I think the black beans are a great alternative -- thanks for the recipe!

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