When I need a Halloween-themed food for a party, I’m likely to whip up this black bean dip, which takes about 10 minutes and, if you scoop it up with carrot sticks or sliced bell peppers is one of the lighter dishes you’ll find at most parties.
Spooky Black Bean Hummus
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 15- ounce cans black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 3 to 4 tablespoons lime (or lemon juice)
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper or crushed red pepper— to taste
- 3 tablespoons plain soy or greek yogurt (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- For Design: additional plain soy yogurt or tahini
- With food processor running, drop in the garlic cloves and process until finely chopped. Add the black beans, and process until pureed. Add the remaining ingredients (use the lesser amounts) and process until smooth. Taste and correct seasonings, adding more as needed.
- Spoon the hummus into a serving dish, smoothing the top. Using a pastry bag and either soy yogurt or thinned tahini, pipe on the design. Place a plastic spider into the web, or make one yourself from black olives. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Adapted from Fat Free Vegan