Recipe Difficulty: Easy
Black Bean Hummus Recipe Notes
If you follow me, you know I love hummus and I'm always looking for different ways to prepare and enjoy it! This black bean hummus is easy, delicious and super fresh topped with a generous pile of strawberry tomato salsa. I actually used to serve this on one of my menus many years ago. I made a cilantro mayo to drizzle over top and served it with corn chips and sliced cucumber. I elect to leave the mayo off these days, gravitating towards a healthier topping, but blending cilantro with mayo, lime, garlic, s & p for a faux crema is definitely tasty.
On the side, corn chips are great and gluten free, but I also wouldn't be opposed to pita chips. You can easily make your own in the oven. Split the pita down the middle, cutting into triangles, giving a random drizzle of veg or olive oil and a sprinkling of salt then baking at 350F. (They don't take long at all, they go from golden and crisp to burnt rather quickly so keep and eye....so tasty!)
Strawberry Tomato Salsa
This salsa is basically pico de gallo, but with strawberries swapped out for some of the tomato. Pico de gallo, also known as salsa fresca, is a fresh and chunky salsa that is commonly used as a condiment or topping in Mexican cuisine. It typically consists of chopped tomatoes, onions, jalapeño or serrano peppers, cilantro, and lime juice, although the exact ingredients and proportions can vary depending on personal preference and regional variations. I don't add jalapeno to this recipe, but you definitely could! I also don't use cilantro as a component in my salsa, as I blend some right into my hummus, and I also garnish the dish with extra cilantro. There aren't really any rules, though. Just do what you like best!
You could definitely use 100% tomato in this recipe if strawberries aren't your thing, or you could experiment with different fruit! I'd be curious to try peach or pineapple and see what that is like.
Nutritional Benefits of Black Beans
Black beans are a highly nutritious food and offer a range of important nutrients. Here are some of the nutritional benefits of black beans:
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