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Hummus tends to act as a food group in our house. It is a rare occurrence when homemade hummus cannot be found in our fridge. Whether you prefer cooking your own beans or using canned, this recipe comes together in minutes once your beans are ready. Traditionally, chickpeas are the base with tahini paste, olive oil and lemon juice blended in. Additional seasonings can be added to make it spicy or smoky or any flavor you prefer.
I previously shared my recipe for a chickpea hummus with sriracha and smoked paprika that is a family favorite. I get bored making the same recipes time and again, so I have played around with a variety of beans to make hummus. Black beans are definitely high on the list of winners. They blend into a nice smooth texture and have a good flavor base to build from. Lime and Jalapeno are perfect complements to black beans as any Latin cuisine can show. I used jalapeno powder in this recipe because I keep it on hand, but you could use fresh minced jalapeno if you prefer.
First step is to prep your ingredients…. Zest your limes and then juice them. Peel your garlic cloves and measure your olive oi. Measure your salt and jalapeno powder.
Start by placing your garlic cloves in the bowl of the food processor and pulsing 5 to 10 times to mince your garlic. Scrape down the bowl and add all remaining ingredients except olive oil. Turn your food processor on for fifteen seconds or so before stopping and scrapping the bowl. Repeat two more times to ensure no clumps of beans or salt are lurking somewhere.
Lastly, stream in your olive oil while the processor is running. Blend for fifteen to twenty more seconds and your all done. Now bake up some pita chips for a perfect crunchy accompaniment for this delicious hummus! Enjoy..
- 3 C. Black Beans, cooked and rinsed
- 1 Large (or 2 small) Cloves of Garlic, peeled
- 1 Large (or 2 small) Limes, zested
- 3 Tbsp. fresh Lime juice
- 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Jalapeno powder (use 1/2 tsp. if you love things spicy)
- Pulse the garlic cloves in a food processor 5 to 10 times. Scrape the bowl and repeat once more.
- Add the beans, lime juice, lime zest, salt and jalapeno powder to the bowl of the food processor. Blend for roughly twenty seconds or until mixture looks relatively smooth. Scrape the bowl. Turn on the food processor once more and stream in the olive oil. Blend until smooth.
- Store in a covered container in the fridge for up to 1 week.