summer simplicity

hummosHaving tired of the same old chick pea hummos, as good as it is (!) I decided to try something different to serve as an appetizer. This little plate of summer fresh delicacies are straight from the garden. A mixture of lettuce, rocket, mustard greens, cucumber and radish make up the bed for a delicious black bean hummos that can be served as a dip, as a filling in pita bread, or just simply with a little salad such as this. Decorate with chives, tangy edible flowers, drizzle with fresh squeezed lime juice and serve with a crusty piece of bread or cracker. Ah summer!

Black Bean Hummos

In a food processor pulse 2 cups of cooked black beans. Slowly add 5 Tbl. tahini (sesame butter), 4 Tbl. fresh squeezed lemon juice, 2 Tbl. light olive oil, 3 large garlic cloves, sprinkling to taste of fresh minced cilantro (coriander), paprika, cumin, red pepper flakes, sea salt and black pepper. Blend all together until smooth. Add enough spring water until it is a smooth consistency. Enjoy!