Hummus Recipes / Heavenly Scent Recipes

Michele Romano's Chickpea and Black Bean Hummus recipes Image: Black Bean Hummusare not only delicious but very nutritious. Quick and easy, both are Heavenly Scent Recipes ! I find the black bean hummus recipe to be a delightful change from the more common recipe for hummus (chickpea). That being said, I love them both and I'm positive you will too!

Hummus partnered with warm pita bread Image: Chickpea Hummusmakes for a healthy satisfying snack or appetizer anytime. Hummus is a great low fat substitute for mayonnaise to keep on hand in the fridge. Instead of always reaching for the higher fat mayonnaise and miracle whip, try spreading some nutritious hummus on your toasted tomato sandwich or any sandwich for that matter. Serve hummus with organic tortilla chips, vegetables or my personal favorite, pita bread. Fried naan bread is an impressive choice as well.

Hummus Recipes

Black Bean Hummus Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 - 398 ml (14oz can) organic black beans
  • 1/4 cup of tahini (sesame seed paste, found in health food stores and many grocery stores)
  • 2 cloves of minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsp warm water (for desired thickness)
  • Optional- Garnish on top with fresh chopped cilantro or sliced jalapeno pepper

Serve with:Organic tortilla chips, assorted veggies, pita bread or fried naan bread.

Preparation

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth creamy texture. Add more or less of the warm water for desired consistency. Store in the fridge. Fry naan bread in pan with a little olive oil and butter until golden brown.

Prep time: 15 min.
Cook time: 0 min.
Serves: 6

Chickpea (Garbanzo bean) Hummus Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 - 398 ml (14 oz.) can of chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup of tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 coarse ground pepper
  • Optional- Garnish with fresh chopped Italian parsley and / or sprinkle with cayenne pepper.

Serve with:Organic tortilla chips, assorted veggies, pita bread or fried naan bread (see above directions)

Preparation

Drain chickpeas reserving 2 tbsp of liquid. Combine all the above ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth and creamy. Keep stored in refrigerator.

Prep time: 15 min.
Cook time: 0 min.
Serves: 6
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Nutritional Facts:

Tahini is responsible for helping to aid in digestion. It is loaded with many different vitamins and minerals, but it is particularly full of different B vitamins. Tahini is also an excellent alternate source of calcium.

Chickpeas Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) are an excellent source of molybdenum. They provide very good source of folic acid, fiber, manganese, protein,and minerals. Garbanzo beans can help lower cholesterol and improve blood sugar levels.

Black Beans are one of the best sources for the trace mineral molybdenum. Molybdenum deficiencies can result in impotence in older men. Black beans have a high fiber, low fat content. They're high in folate which is particularly important for pregnant women. They are also a good source of magnesium and iron.

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