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Spicy Black Bean Hummus

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 2 1/2 tablespoons hummus and 4 chips)
"Wow" your guests at your next gathering with this super easy and delicious spicy black bean hummus.

Category Winner: Starters & Drinks. "I created this recipe three years ago based on a popular appetizer my friends ordered at a pizzeria in Greenville, South Carolina. I researched the ingredients and added my own variations to suit my preference for spicy flavors. I received glowing feedback from my husband and friends, and now I keep this recipe on hand for parties and tailgates." —Maureen Redmond, Easley, SC

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (roasted sesame seed paste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper, chopped (about 2 tablespoons)
  • Dash of crushed red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Dash of ground red pepper
  • 1 (6-ounce) bag pita chips (such as Stacy's Simply Naked)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 148
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 6.2 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 1.2 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 4.5 g
  • carbohydrate 20.6 g
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 381 mg
  • calcium 16 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place garlic in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add lemon juice, tahini, cumin, salt, black beans, jalapeño pepper, and crushed red pepper; process until smooth. Spoon bean mixture into a medium bowl, and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with ground red pepper. Serve with pita chips.

Cook's Notes

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