Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Black Bean Hummus

Good morning bloggers (and blog readers!) Happy Wednesday! I am so glad this week is almost halfway over because for some reason I am just TIRED. I missed out on some sleep this weekend because I stayed up late and woke up early.  I just cannot sleep past 8, I'm usually up around 7-7:30 even when I can sleep in. Even if I try really hard and lay there, by 8, I am awake. I'm just genetically supposed to be a morning person, my mom is like that also. Up and at 'em early, even when I don't want to be.  That's where my 3 cups of coffee come in.

This morning I was going to go to spin since I won't be going Friday, but I just couldn't get up. I love spin and miss it when I don't take my 1x a week class, so I figured I would switch it up and do it today, but oh well. I am pretty anal about my routines, but sometimes you just have to go with it.

One of my favorite things is when I get emails and messages from my friends/readers who have made some of my recipes and recipes I've featured on my blog. I LOVE planning meals for people, so it makes me feel SO good when people email me telling me they've made something I posted about. Last night my friend Jackie and her boyfriend made the spaghetti squash primavera. It looked gorgeous and so did her table setting! If anyone ever needs help finding a recipe or planning a special meal, shoot me an email. I'd love to help!

You all know how much I LOVE hummus (chickpea hummus, or even white bean hummus). I usually eat it twice a day. I throw some in my lunch time salad and then usually will eat it when I'm a scavenger before Danny gets home.  I bought a can of chickpeas and used that to make hummus. It wasn't nearly enough for my lunch AND snacks for the week, so I knew I had to do something to remedy that situation. 

Enter black bean hummus. 
want some??

before mixed up

garnished with some alphalfa sprouts and accompanied 
with some Mary's Gone Crackers and carrots

Black Bean Hummus

1 clove garlic
1 (15 ounce) can black beans; drain and rinse
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon tahini
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika 

1 tbsp olive oil
4 black olives (optional)
1. Add black beans,olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, olives, cumin, salt, paprika and cayenne pepper; process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
2.  Pour in 1/4 cup of water to start, adding slowly. Check hummus when you have added half of the 1/4 cup to see if you need to add more liquid to make it thinner. If you need to make it thinner add the remainder of the water. 
3. Add salt as needed.

yum. I ate half of this between snacking and dinner.

What's your favorite kind of hummus? Any others I should try??


bunkycooks said...

Thanks for the recipe. We eat lots of hummus, so it is nice to have a version other than chickpea!

healthyexposures said...

Must be in the air - I woke up tired this morning, too - unlike me! I blame it on the dreadful crit last night, though. And I agree - I LOVE hearing how recipes I've posted work for others! I'm always afraid someone will make something and they'll think it's awful, though! haha.
And this hummus looks great. Too bad I'm all out of beans until I go to the store next! I let my stash dwindle, I guess. I've never made hummus before - I always buy Cedar's Garlic Lovers or Garlic and Chive - my fav hummus EVER!!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said...

I am so a morning person. I want to sleep in on the weekends, but we are always up around 7am! I am up early every day during the week to work out before everyone else, so I have definitely trained my body for the early wake up call. I am so with you on the hummus thing too! I start my week off by making an entire bag of dried beans into hummus. That gives be a little over 4 cups for the week! This one with the black beans and olives...I have to make. Sounds like the perfect combination! My favorite is the way I make it with EXTRA garlic. Have a great day Nicole!

Simply Life said...

what a great idea for hummus!

Abby said...

Yum! I love black beans and I love hummus! This has to be delicious!! Do you think it would make a big difference if I left out the olives? Or can you hardly taste them?

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Christie {Honoring Health} said...

I don't think there is a hummus I don't like, honestly. I love it and could eat it everyday.

Christine @ Grub, Sweat and Cheers said...

I'm with Christie...give me a dip and I'll eat it.

7:00 is sleeping-in in our house, 8:00 is a rare treat.

Lindsay @ said...

I love all hummus. I'm going to try this and add some cilantro!!

Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said...

Yummmmm! I think I would eat it with chips too! :) said...

oh i love all types of hummus but i think my fav is made with white beans and basil!

Trix said...

Yes please, I would like some black bean hummus!

Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said...

UGH...I am the same way. I physically can NOT sleep past 7:30 even on the weekends when I CAN sleep in. It really annoys me! haha! That hummus looks awesome!

Julie @savvyeats said...

Hmm...I'll have to try the black bean hummus sometime!

I love making Cinnamon Peanut Butter sounds weird, but is delicious!

pegasuslegend said...

I love black beans never made hummus with them cant wait to try this I know I am going to love this one great job!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing! I should make this for my BF, he is a hummus addict and LOVES beans.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

'One of my favorite things is when I get emails and messages from my friends/readers who have made some of my recipes and recipes I've featured on my blog. "
THAT is the best, isnt it! I totally agree!

hummus, not so much a fan. I know the only vegan blogger who isnt. Beans are hard for me to handle.

Lindsay said...

That looks so GOOD! I am going to have to try it thanks for sharing :)

lynn @ the actors diet said...

oooh black bean hummus sounds great! you should try edamame next.

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