Last week a co-worker brought over a plate to my desk with an amazing black bean hummus, cheese and crackers. Honestly, at first I thought it didn't look all that appealing, but I am always up for trying something new, so I went for it. It was shockingly delicious, and I immediately asked for the recipe. So this weekend, I decided I would try it out. Unfortunately instead of making myself an amazing appetizer of black bean hummus, I ended up with a big mess of black beans and a house that smells like garlic. I was hoping to show a finished product, but instead I thought I would show you my mishap! I haven't given up yet, and am determined to get this recipe right... it smells amazing when it was cooking, but I can't get the beans to work with me!
Here is the recipe that I used...
1 bag of dried beans
1/2 a fresh lemon
6 garlic cloves
1 whole sweet red pepper
Dash of Salt
Dash of Cumin
1 Anaheim pepper
How to Make:
Soak your beans - I used these instructions with garlic
Combine beans, cumin, salt and anaheim pepper and bring to a boil and cook for about half an hour creating a stew.
Take the anaheim pepper out - it is too strong to leave in.
Pour the beans and the stew with the rest of the ingredients (except the olive oil) into the blender, and blend.
Slowly add the olive oil. Be careful in adding too much at a time. The hummus should be more of a paste instead of a gel. Ideally you can serve!
Honestly, I have no idea what went wrong, but it didn't work. The beans never got mushy or really change consistency. The smells and the flavor were amazing, but overall I had to throw it all out. Of course, I think the whole experiment cost me a few dollars, but mostly I was disappointed that I didn't have a delicious black bean hummus to enjoy!
Here are a few links with black bean hummus recipes that I think I may take and adapt.
I haven't given up yet, so if anyone has any suggestions on what to do please pass them along!