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Friday, April 30, 2010

Black Bean Hummus with Crispy Corn Chips







From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Saturday marks the 136th run of the Kentucky Derby and I thought it would be nice to provide some snacks for nibbling as we watched the race and procession of hats at Churchill Downs. I'm a "people watcher", and, to Bob's dismay, I have more fun with before and after events than I do with the race itself. Fortunately food is our great equalizer. I want to serve something outside the pale of standard derby fare, so I decided to try a recipe developed by the chefs at Kai Restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. The restaurant specializes in Native American food and this dip is their interpretation of hummus. It's extremely easy to make and is quite unlike its Middle Eastern cousin in all but texture. While bagged chips could certainly be used, I've decided to serve it with homemade tortilla chips. The corn flavored chips will nicely balance the citrus in the dip and give it a more Southwestern flavor. I cut my corn tortillas into quarters and deep-fried them. If you are watching calories they could be crisped in the oven. Either way, they are a perfect accompaniment to the dip. Here's the recipe for the black bean hummus.

Black Bean Hummus...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite, inspired by a recipe from Michael Dowd and Jack Strong appearing in the book The New Native American Cuisine

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 (14.5-oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 (14.5-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
5 teaspoons chopped garlic
1/2 to 1-1/2 teaspoons chipotle adobe pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
3 tablespoons minced fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions:
Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a blender. Process until smooth. Slowly add oil to puree. Serve with crisp corn tortilla chips. Yield: 2 cups.

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Red Pepper Hummus - One Perfect Bite
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49 comments:

Danielle said...

I love hummus in all it's forms...this looks really good! Living on the west coast, I really miss out on the kentucky derby excitement

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Well, the race is over in like 2.2 seconds (or so it seems) so all teh fun is before and after anyways! The hummus sounds delicious - and I'm with ya on the homemade fried chips!

Happy Friday!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Mary, this look kind of comfort and healthy meal!Have a great weekend ahead..

Jeannie said...

I haven't tried cooking or eating hummus before! But I love steamed garbanzo beans! Just add salt and chilli flakes. yum!

Sushma Mallya said...

Never heard abt this type of hummus but surely a delicious one...perfect with those corn chips, & have a great weekend mary

Cherine said...

I love this dip!! Yours looks fabulous, nice and smooth!

MaryMoh said...

I have never made humus but this looks so delicious and healthy I would love to try. I think I will dip everything into it...haha....so fun to eat!

Angie's Recipes said...

I love hummus too! Maybe I could use a mix of black bean and chick peas to make one for the weekend too!

Debinhawaii said...

I used to make a black bean hummus similar to this but have not made it for ages--this makes me want it again. A perfect appetizer to enjoy; ;-)

Ana Powell said...

Must try your version.
The other day I made some white beans and beetroot.
Wishing you a great weekend x

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I love hummus, this is an interesting variation if I can find similar type beans. Diane

Jagruti said...

Love love Hummus..yours looks really tempting and tasty..nice to add black bean s too..

Allie and Pattie said...

Mary, I have some form of hummus in the fridge every weekend. It seems to be quite popular with the teenagers too! This looks wonderful
xoxo Pattie

Chef E said...

Ha! This makes me want to cry! I had some of this last night at a Kentucky Derby gathering, and I love love love most kinds of Hummus!

Your chips are perfect, and now as I walk out the door to head to airport, I am excited to be in the south were I can find it more easily at an eatery!

Martha said...

This looks great and will be my next dish to take to a Courtland -- complete with homemade chips!

From the Kitchen said...

I have all the ingredients on hand to put this on the "derby" table. Thanks! I'm also happy to have the liptauer cheese connection at the end of today's recipe. My elderly Hungarian friend, now deceased, made it for us every holiday. We love it!

Enjoy your people watching--my favorite part too.

Best,
Bonnie

Sandi said...

Mary that looks wonderful....the love all the flavors!!

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So so delicious and will try this one, am having my first ever giveaway and hope u can be there too:-)


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Taylor said...

This looks like such a tasty spin on hummus...I love anything with cilantro in it!

Keeley said...

This looks extra yummy! Sounds like a great snack to enjoy on the deck with some sangria.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

My husband makes a great hummus, but it usually has too much garlic in it. I may have to ask him to make this recipe sometime, so we can compare. As usual, it looks delcious!

Cathy said...

This version of hummus looks delicious, Mary. And homemade chips make it very special.

Debbi Smith said...

I LOVE hummus and I always make my chips this way. I've never seen black beans WITH the garbanzo beans though. That I will have to try! thanks!

ButterYum said...

Mary - absolutely stunning photos! We love hummus. Will definitely try your recipe.

Pam said...

I love hummus and forget that you can use other beans with it!!

Cara said...

What a delicious sounding dip! Southwest meets Mediterranean. This is my kind of hummus.

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

How great to add black beans to the traditional hummus - a great, healthy option for entertaining. Enjoy the race!

Valérie said...

I love black beans in anything, but adding them in hummus is brillant! And those chips are a thing of beauty!

nisha said...

I loved reading your post and recipe. I'll be back for more .

From the Kitchen said...

Mary, I belong to a book group called The Muses. In addition to having a book discussion once a month, we do other activities and include the spouses. For several years, we've been attending the Grant Park music presentations and having dinner somewhere nearby. Ah, yes, dreaming of owning a sailboat and sailing the seven seas someday!

Best,
Bonnie

Gloria said...

Mary, your hummus look awesome, I love it! blessings gloria

Double Wide Mom said...

sound deelish! Not a hummus fan but this one is well worth trying!

Lori said...

Looks yummy. I always love dips.

Mary, I am with you. I am so into people watching too.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

You are so right - food is a great equalizer for sporting events (it certainly helps equalize me during football season:) This recipe looks so tasty! I love how flexible hummus is but homemade fried chips - wow. I'll have to make this. Hope you enjoy your people watching on racing day!

The Diva on a Diet said...

How funny, my friend is the Director of Sales for the publishing house that published Kai's cookbook: "The New Native American Cuisine" ... and he just sent me a copy of it last week. While flipping through, the black bean hummus was the first recipe I flagged to try. What a coincidence!

Love what you've done with the recipe and it will make a brilliant Derby Day snack. Enjoy the race and the people watching!

Kamalika said...

New to me....the snap came out so perfect too...looks very tempting indeed..have a happy weekend Mary....

The Blonde Duck said...

I am all over this.

Rambling Tart said...

Oh, you're a wonder, Mary! Homemade hummus AND homemade chips?!! I remember the first time I had homemade tortilla chips. AMAZING. :-) I love this combo of black beans and garbanzos. Just splendid!

Tracy said...

Mary, this looks delicious and I'm so hungry right now.

Claudia said...

One of the most versatile and wonderful dip in the world. Your photos make me want to scrape them off the page. And you are so right - the Derby is grand people atching! he horses are pretty splendid, also!

Ingrid DeVilliers said...

The Hummus looks delicious! I will definitely try this recipe....thanks for sharing it!

Krista said...

How wonderful! I was just wondering if I should make snacks for The Derby. If we were home, we'd go to a great big party with all of the ladies wearing fancy hats. I think that mine is in the basement somewhere... Instead it'll just be us and the kids. I should try this!

I'm with you...I'm not big on the race, but I love watching the people.

sweetlife said...

black bean hummus..how amazing, i love hummus and this would be a perfect movie snack..

sweetlife

Lucie said...

Great recipe, Mary! I made a similar red bean dip last night. Happy Derby Day!

My Little Space said...

What a wonderful hummus! I love to use black beans in making sweet soup. I think it tastes quite unique & flavourful even just by itself. I'm still trying to imagine the combination flavour between the two! hmm..mm....
Blessings, Kristy

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love hummus - never had it with black beans, but I'm confident I would enjoy it ;)

merrilymarylee said...

I was about to go searching for a hummus recipe. I don't like store-bought because it has so much garlic. This way I can leave it out. I know--blasphemy, huh?

Sue said...

Mary,
I never thought to mix black beans with chickpeas OR lemon juice with lime for Hummus. SO interesting. I can't wait to try it. And a hummus without tahini IS much lighter. Very smart.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I made this recently and thought it was delicious! I did think it was a bit too citrusy so I ended up adding another can of garbanzo beans but it turned out great! I am posting it soon and will link to your blog, thanks!

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