Smokey Black Bean Hummus

Smokey Black Bean Hummus

Even though “Hummus” is actually Arabic for “chickpea”  and there’re no chickpeas here….

Start to finish @ 25 minutes; Makes: 1 2/3 cupsblack-bean-green-chile-hummus

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (I used chives from the garden
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp canola oil (I used EVOO)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 15-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained (or make from scratch!)
  • 1/2 cup water (I didn’t add this….)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp finely chopped canned chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Saute onions in oil with coriander and cumin until very tender, stirring (10 minutes or so)

Transfer onion mixture to a food processor or blender; add black beans, lime juice, chipotle pepper, cilantro, and salt; blend until smooth.  SO here’s where you could add 1/2 cup of water.  I looked at it and thought “why would I do that, it looks perfect….”

We had this spread on a whole wheat tortilla/wrap with spinach, romaine, tomato, green pepper and a sliced grilled chicken breast.  It was a PERFECT lunch!!!!