Recipe: Black-bean and Sundried Tomato Hummus
Summer was eons ago. I come alive in Summer - it's busy, filled with friends, fun and seaside-time. It's been all over now for what seems like a decade (insert very, very sad face), and Autumn is standing its ground, firmly establishing its grasp. I WANT SUN!
A go-to recipe of mine in any season is this black-bean and sundried tomato hummus. In actual fact this was enjoyed by my GORGEROONIES friend Vicki (over at www.honestmum.com) and her divine family (photos are actually thanks to her hubby Peter) back in the Summer when they holidayed with us.
Black-bean and sundried tomato hummus. It can be kept in the fridge for 5 days. It's a great jacket potato accessory, spread on toast, have it as a dip, I have even put it through rice as a sauce (adding a bit of extra water or can of coconut milk). It's super easy and super yummy! It was loved (unless they were just being polite and were actually spitting it into the pot-plants when I looked away?). I always keep a batch in the fridge for when I get the munchies.
Black bean health benefits
These dinky black beans are a high-protein, SUPER healthy & versatile food. Great for slow-release energy, black beans are a reliable source of fibre and folate – essential for good heart and brain function. This recipe is another of my simple, on-the-run & zero-time-to-spare recipes.
As I have snuck in here some miso paste - this is a fermented food which is gut healing too. I think of everything ;)
Here is the recipe for this energy-charged bowl of beans goodness...
I've added in my favourite smoked seaweed oil to give it a depth of flavour and subtle smokiness, it's optional but it won't taste quite the same without it!
1 tin black beans (drained)
8 sundried tomatoes - I get the dried ones and simmer in boiling water till soft. Keep the water and add 1/2 cup to the hummus before blending)
1 clove garlic
2 droppers full Doctor Seaweed's smoked seaweed oil (optional, but highly recommended - buy it here)
Salt & pepper to season
1 tbsp white miso paste
1 small-medium avocado (flesh of) OR 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and whiz thoroughly until smooth.
Serve! It really is that easy!
I hope you enjoy this!
Peace and black-beans,