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Black bean humous

January 11, 2011

Of course I would never lie to any of you and try to pass this off as a recipe my picky kid eats…but, it is so damn good, I just have to share it in the event that you have a picky one who likes dips. I’ve heard about these children, I’ve read about them, I’ve listened to parents talk about them. But I do not have one.

The original recipe came from a tweet The Globe and Mail sent out. I modified it just slightly to make it a little more child-friendly (eg. no hot chilli flakes)…even though only Michael and I eat it. This is a healthy and delicious dip that goes great with carrot sticks or bagel chips, or whatever you like to use to shovel humous in quickly, and with efficiency.  😉

Black bean humous

1 can (19oz) of black beans – drained & rinsed

1/4 cup tahini (I can only recommend one brand called “Prince Tahina” which I buy locally at Save On. All the others are crap…or so I’m told by my friends who are self-proclaimed tahini experts that I trust 100% on this topic).

2 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (or more…I like a bit more of a lemony taste)

1-2 cloves garlic

salt (I use about 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt or kosher salt)

Blend all the ingredients together with hand mixer or food processor (or blender); taste and adjust portions if needed.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan permalink
    January 11, 2011 9:33 pm

    Sounds good… will def. try 🙂

  2. January 15, 2011 3:54 am

    This sounds really good Andrea! Two of my three picky
    eaters actually like regular humus but I don’t know about a black
    bean humus. That might be asking too much! In other news … I
    nominated you for an award. Check out my blog for more details.
    Thanks for the inspiring recipes and hilarious stories on parenting
    a picky kid!!

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