"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
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)
How to Make It
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.
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I've served this while entertaining and everyone enjoyed it. I only made one change to the recipe. Because I couldn't find tahini in the grocery store, I added one teaspoon of dark sesame oil to the mixture and then drizzled one teaspoon on top in lieu of EVOO. Very tasty!
This is a great recipe. I followed it exactly, then gave it a taste. In my opinion, one clove of garlic was not enough. I LOVE garlic, so I added 3 more cloves. I also upped the jalepeno to about 3-4 Tblsp worth for a bit more kick. I am bringing it to a small function tonight and I know everyone will just love it. I am serving mine with slices of bell pepper, cucumber and grape tomatoes fresh from my garden. Thanks for the recipe!
super easy & delicious is right! I only used about 1 T of the jalapeno because I didn't want it overly spicy. My husband, daughter & myself all thought it was tasty. I had set aside some of the bean juice in case it needed thinning, but I accidentally added the olive oil with all the other ingredients and the consistency was perfect. I wouldn't hesitate to take to a get together, I think it would be very well received. You may consider doubling for a crowd. The 3 of us almost polished it off in one sitting.
This is awesome. I made a double batch and it was gone in no time at all. I only left about 1/4 of the jalapeno seeds in what i made. Put this in a room with hungry people and it'll disappear in a hurry. I will definitely make this again, and soon.