Silky texture and satisfyingly rich taste


An everyday snacking option as well as a great party appetizer, Black Garlic Black Bean Hummus is a protein-packed dip. Texas Black Gold Garlic lends complex, caramelized flavors without the bite of raw garlic. Black beans bring a good source of protein and fiber to the party, while avocado offers brain healthy omega-3 fats and magnesium. Black Gold Garlic is a mellow, sweet source of S-Allyl cysteine, which is thought to have antioxidant benefits. If you love the taste of a 7 Layer Dip, then this is a big, healthy home-run hit for you.

Want to make just enough for 2 or 3 people to enjoy? No problem, just use half the amount of each ingredient.

Prep time:20 minutes
Inactive time:1 hour
Servings:8 – 12

Ingredients

Step 1

  • 2 (15-ounce) cans Black Beans, drained and rinsed — reserve ½ cup
  • ¼ cup Tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • ¼ cup fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon crushed Texas Black Gold Garlic (about 8 – 10 cloves)
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 3 tablespoons Fish Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Mushroom Soy Sauce (omit if not available)
  • 1 tablespoon Agave Nectar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh Garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground Chipotle Pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly cracked Black Pepper

Step 2

  • 1/4 cup (packed) chopped fresh Cilantro, leaves and thin stems only
  • 1 medium Avocado
  • ½ cup Roasted Red Peppers, rough chopped
  • 4 Green Onions, sliced — divided use
  • organic corn Tortilla Chips, Multi-grain Crackers, and fresh Naan or Pita Bread

Preparation

  1. Set aside ½ cup of drained and rinsed beans. Stir the tahini to a smooth consistency before using as the ingredients can separate if it has been sitting. Combine ingredients through black pepper in a food processor. Process everything until smooth.
  2. Add the reserved beans, flesh of the avocado, cilantro, roasted red pepper and half the green onions. Process to combine leaving a hint of green leaves and bits of red pepper visibly peeking thru. Taste to check if hummus needs additional salt or black pepper.
  3. Spoon hummus into a bowl. Top with remaining sliced green onions. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, and toasted naan or pita triangles.

Note: This may be made 1 day ahead and will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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CRISP, DRY WHITE or ROSÉ
Domestic
Texas: Albarino, Trebbiano, Picpoul Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Rosé
West Coast: Sauvignon Blanc, Fume Blanc, Rosé
Imported
Argentina: Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé
Austria: Gruner Veltliner
France: Chablis, white Bordeaux, Sancerre, Muscadet, Petit Manseng, Picpoul Blanc, Rosé
Germany: Dry Riesling
Italy: Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Frascati, Trebbiano, Vernaccia, Garganega (Soave), Orvieto, Gewurztraminer
New Zealand: Sauvignon Blanc
Portugal: Vinho Verde (Blanc or Rosé)
South Africa: Chenin Blanc, Rosé
Spain: Albarino, Verdejo, Godello, Viura, Rosé
UNOAKED, MEDIUM-BODY WHITE
Domestic
Texas: Vermentino, Semillon, Chardonnay
West Coast: Pinot Gris, Fume Blanc, Chardonnay
Imported
Austria: Gruner Veltliner
France: Chablis, Macon Village/Saint-Véran, Alsace Pinot Blanc, Picpoul Blanc
Italy: Vermentino, Verdicchio, Fiano, Greco, Cortese (Gavi)
RICH, MEDIUM to FULL-BODY WHITE
Domestic
Texas: Roussanne, Vermentino, Chardonnay
West Coast: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viognier
Imported
France: white Bordeaux, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet, Charlemagne, Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne, Alsace Pinot Gris
Italy: Chardonnay
AROMATIC, SWEET and SEMI-SWEET WHITE
Domestic
Texas: Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer
West Coast: Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Chenin Blanc
Imported
Argentina: Torrontes
Germany: Riesling, Gewürztraminer
France: Vouvray (Chenin Blanc) or Blanc Moelleux, Alsace Pinot Gris or Pinot Blanc
Italy: Gargenega, Moscato
FRUITY, LIGHT-BODY RED
Domestic
Texas: Ruby Cab, Dolcetto
West Coast: Pinot Noir, Barbera, Zinfandel
Imported
France: Pinot Noir, Beaujolais, Côtes du Ventoux, Gamay, Cinsault, Counoise
Italy: Bardolino, Primitivo, Chianti Classico, Nebbiolo
Spain: Tempranillo, Grenache, Carignan