Quick and easy Sun Dried Tomato Black Bean Hummus appetizer. Includes black beans, chickpeas, tahini, sun-dried tomatoes and green onions. A recipe from natural ingredients that’s vegan and gluten free.
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Within this post you’ll make a simple flavorful appetizer with common pantry ingredients. Plus you’ll about tahini and what it’s made from.
December has been a busy month around here. At the end of the month I’ll have done 14 recipe post, which is basically one consistently every other day. I don’t know about you, but I’m sure ready to enjoy my short Christmas break! Olia and I will be visiting my parents a few hours north. I plan on sharing this Sun Dried Tomato Black Bean Hummus with family. While not your traditional Christmas appetizer, it’s a great option and perfect for any get-together or gathering. This appetizer is a snap and requires hardly any effort or time. Just what I need after busy month of blogging and the holiday season.
This black bean hummus, made with Rosarita Black Beans, requires just a handful of common pantry items and a food processor. Rosarita is my usual go to brand for beans and ideal for this recipe. The majority of the flavor is from black beans, so you’ll want to use a quality product. Add all ingredients including chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic, green onions, spices and jarred sun dried tomatoes. Pulse for a minute or two and you’re all set with a quick and flavorful side that’s full of nutrient-rich and unprocessed ingredients; on top of that it’s vegan and gluten-free. I used bagged pita chips for a quick dipper and to speed things up, but also included directions for baking your own from scratch.
This holiday I’ll be relaxing, enjoying good food and family; plus I’m going to unplug as much as I can, including social. If you want a quick and simple holiday appetizer then look no further than this sun dried tomato black bean hummus. I guarantee that “Yes you CAN” make this and it’ll be hit. Have a wonder Christmas and holiday season!
Cooking Tips: What is tahini and can you make it yourself?
Tahini is a Middle Eastern sauce or paste from ground toasted sesame seeds. It’s made from hulled seeds that are separated from the bran. You can make it from unhulled seeds but it will have more of a bitter flavor. This post from Inspired Taste has details on making your own. However, prepared tahini is more than fine and ideal for this recipe.
Tahini is a staple ingredient in traditional hummus, along with chickpeas and olive oil. It goes surprisingly well with the flavor of black beans, which is why it’s included in this hummus recipe.
Difficulty: Super easy
Flavor profiles: Savory and starchy pairing of black beans and chickpeas, with umami from sun dried tomatoes
Texture: Thick, creamy hummus with bits of texture throughout
Dietary Options/Substitutions: None: gluten free, vegetarian and vegan! Just make sure the pita is GF if needed.
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Sun Dried Tomato Black Bean Hummus
- 2 15-ounce cans Rosarita Whole Black Beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup drained oil-packed sun dried tomatoes
- ¼ chopped green onion
- 4 tablespoons tahini
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Pita chips of fresh pita bread
- Add all ingredients (except pita chips) into a food processor.
- Process until smooth and creamy, about 2–3 minutes, scraping sides as needed. If too thick, add water or olive oil, 1-tablespoon at a time. Place in a bowl or dish and garnish with fresh sliced green onions.
- Serve with pre-made bagged pita chips for dipping. To make you own pita chips: cut fresh pita bread into triangles. Lightly coat with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake at 400º F. for 10–12 minutes, or until desired crispness. Store leftover hummus sealed in the fridge.
Rosarita, Hunt’s and RO*TEL canned products can be found in the Mexican foods aisle of your local Walmart Market.
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