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RecipEASY: Lemony Garlic Bean Hummus

RecipEASY: Lemony Garlic Bean Hummus

Kayla Sheely , 02/25/2016

Whether you are looking to adopt a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet or are just trying to find healthier alternatives to some of your favorite dishes, we have great recipes on our site to suit your tastes! Some of our recipes can look a little intimidating, though. That’s why we created a weekly segment called RecipEASY — to make healthy eating easier. We (Kate and Kayla) make a recipe from our site and break it down to give you helpful tips and modifications. Since neither of us are professional chefs, we are always looking for ways to simplify healthy recipes!

This week we made…

Lemony Garlic Bean Hummus

Hummus is a quick, easy option when you are pressed for time but still want to eat healthy! This hummus recipe can serve as a perfect midday snack, a hearty lunch, or a dish to take to your next party. Pair this dip with whole wheat pita or vegetables like carrots, celery, peppers, and snap peas.

The ingredient list for this recipe is short: black beans, raw tahini, garlic, lemon juice, no-salt seasoning, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, and paprika. Full measurements here.

This recipe barely took us five minutes to make. We minced the garlic, then threw everything except the paprika into the blender. And voilà! We had hummus! We sprinkled a dash of paprika on top, and our hummus was good to go.

We were a little surprised by the purple color of our hummus (due to the black beans), but it tasted delicious. We let it sit in the fridge, which helped it harden and gave it a normal hummus texture.

When we made the recipe, we cut it in half. It still made a lot of hummus, though. If you make the full recipe, you might be able to feed an army with it! It’s a great option to take as a lunch for school, especially when you are in a pinch.

Try this hummus for yourself and let us know what you think!

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