If you like black beans, and you can get past the color of this delicious hummus, the flavor is worth it! I recently tried a vegetarian wrap at a restaurant that had black bean hummus in it. The flavor was so good, and totally made the wrap. I wanted to make it at home with my Ninja food processor. I found a great recipe here and followed it exactly. The fresh cilantro, lime and garlic give it so much freshness. It's great with chips, crackers or on a sandwich or wrap.
The key ingredient to any hummus (as I've learned) is tahini (roasted sesame seed paste). You may need to search the international section of your grocery store to find it, but it is NOT the same without it. Trust me. If you use a can of regular black beans (with salt) just omit the 1/4 teaspoon of salt from the recipe.
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided
2 tablespoons tahini (roasted sesame seed paste)
2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
1 garlic clove, peeled
2 teaspoons paprika
Place 1/4 cup cilantro, and the rest of the ingredients into a food processor; process until smooth. Spoon into a bowl; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cilantro.
That's it! Enjoy.