Good morning guys, It’s a bright, sunny day here in New York. I just got back from a 1.5k run earlier this morning, so I’m invigorated and ready to start the day.
It’s actually an awesome day for running or exercising outdoors. It’s not too hot and there’s a crisp 59°F chill in the air so you feel invigorated while you get your sweat on.
What’s better than enjoying this cool protein packed Black Beans and Red Pepper Hummus after a workout. It’s also great at outdoor picnics, barbecues or gatherings or as an appetizer. It certainly doesn’t last very long in this house. It’s so good.
This hummus has an amazing texture. It is smooth, creamy, cool from the refrigerator, and a has a little heat to spice things up. Well, it can be a bit hot if you are not used to peppery spices.
On the heat index, and this is just my personal opinion I’m used to spicy foods, its mild to medium. If you don’t like spicy foods, feel free to leave out the cayenne pepper. It’s still an amazing dish without the added heat. So let’s make this amazing dish.
Start by adding a can of black beans, chopped red peppers, garlic and tahini to a food processor. Next add the lemon juice, sazon seasoning mix (I use a homemade mixture), paprika and cayenne powder and start the processor.
While the processor is running, drizzle in 2 tbsp of avocado oil. You can also choose to use your favorite oil or olive oil. Continue to blend until the consistency and texture is smooth or stop when it meets your desired texture.
Pour into your favorite serving bowl and garnish with the remaining 2 tbsp avocado oil a few parsley sprigs.
This beautiful hummus can be served with vegetables, crackers, in sandwiches, wraps and on salads. There are countless ways to enjoy hummus. Choose your favorite and let’s get eating.
- 11/2 cup cooked Black beans (1 can)
- 1 med Red pepper- chopped
- 6 cloves Garlic- chopped or whole
- 2 tbsp Tahini
- 9 tbsp Lime juice- freshly squeezed
- 4 tbsp Avocado oil
- 11/2 tsp Sazon mix
- ½ tsp Paprika
- ½ tsp ground Cayenne pepper
- In a food processor add a can of black beans, chopped red peppers, garlic and tahini
- Add lime juice, sazon mix, paprika and cayenne powder
- Blend mixture until smooth
- During the blending process:
- Drizzle in 2 tbsp avocado oil while blending and stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the processor.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy hummus?