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Monday, September 01, 2008

Black Bean Hummus

I was looking for a hummus recipe when I came across this one on Food Network's site. I love black beans, so I thought I'd give this a try. I accidentally left out the lime juice and didn't use nearly 3 cups of olive oil; while processing, I added just enough to make it spreadable. And I didn't have enough chili powder, so I just used what I had.

I try not to watch Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (aka Triple D) on Food Network because it always makes me hungry, which is not a good thing late in the evenings. So, I probably missed when this recipe was showcased. However, it's going in my stash of appetizers because it's really good. And different. And addictive. And not too bad for you if you eat it with veggies. And you should go make some right now.

Black Bean Hummus

1 (1-pound) can garbanzo beans
1 (1-pound) can black beans
Pinch ground cumin
About 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
About 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chili powder
Pinch ground coriander
Pinch ground cinnamon
About 3/4 teaspoon tahini
Olive oil - about 1-2 cups, however much you want to use

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Add the ingredients to a food processor and process in batches. Blend until smooth. Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or veggies.

Adapted from Greg Auten (co-owner of The Penguin diner)

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