Southwestern Black Bean Hummus - 3 Guiding Stars
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Making your own hummus is easy, economical, and fast if you have a food processor or blender. While making hummus from anything but chickpeas and tahinis might not technically be considered acceptable by hummus purists, the end result is delicious. Don’t confine yourself to black beans, either. Pinto or cannellini would also be excellent.

Tip: If you want to avoid dairy, leave the sour cream out and use 2 tablespoons of olive oil instead.


  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame tahini
  • 1 Tbsp. reduced-fat sour cream
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced tomato
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 40; Total Fat 1g (1% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0g (0% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 1mg (0% DV); Sodium 50mg (2% DV); Total Carbohydrate 6g (2% DV); Dietary Fiber 2g (7% DV); Total Sugars 0g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 2g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 2% DV; Molybdenum 35% DV; Copper 10% DV; Thiamin 8% DV.
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