Spicy Black Bean Hummus

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
"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

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: about 2 1/2 tablespoons hummus and 4 chips)

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Nutritional 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

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)

Preparation

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.

Note:

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Maureen Redmond, Easley, SC,

January 2009