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)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 148
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 6.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 4.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 20.6g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.7mg
  • Sodium: 381mg
  • Calcium: 16mg

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. 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.
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