A Low Fat Spicy Black Bean Hummus Without Tahini lightened up by omitting the traditional ingredient without sacrificing taste. Pair with veggies & crackers for a healthy snack or spread on sandwich for extra protein & spice!
I do love a good hummus. I honestly don’t know how I lived the majority of my life completely unaware of it. It wasn’t until my 20’s that I discovered this powerhouse food. It used to be that you could only find one kind of hummus consisting of your traditional chickpea, tahini and olive oil mix. Now you can find every and any combination you could imagine. My two favorite hummus flavors are black bean and garlic. I hadn’t had black bean hummus in forever and when I was thinking about making it, I knew I wanted to make it spicy and lighten it up. Traditional hummus uses tahini which is a peanut-like paste. Like peanut butter, tahini is calorie dense. While tahini is good fat, I wanted to lower the overall fat content. I omitted the tahini and added other ingredients to make it creamy, spicy and delicious.
What many don’t realize is just how effortless and easy it is to make your own hummus at home. All you need is a blender or food processor and in minutes you have yourself a tasty and healthy dip that doubles as a spread. Why make your own? Because you know what you’re getting and there aren’t any hidden ingredients. Do you know some store bought hummus even contains gluten? Yep! You heard that. Buying processed foods can be tricky and you really have to pay attention to the labels to know what you’re getting. With my health battles, it’s easier for me to make things like hummus from scratch so I know exactly what I’m getting.Continue Reading