Black bean heaven

7 Aug

Happy Sunday, y’all!  Here are two recipes guaranteed to make you praise the Lord and impress your mother-in-law when she comes for brunch.  No one needs to know that they are vegetarian or highly nutritious…that can just be our little secret.

Black Bean Hummus

Over the last few months I’ve been searching for a good black bean hummus recipe, but what I’ve found instead is a GREAT one.  Let me put it to you this way — when I put the first bite in my mouth, my first thought was, “Oh, my sweet Lord Jesus.”  God was so good to make black beans.  And thumbs.

My discovery was a bit accidental.  I started out aiming for this recipe.  But since I did not have all of the ingredients, and I’d already played with other recipes, I just started making it with what I did have.  Drum roll, please.

1 26.5 oz can Bush’s black beans, mostly rinsed (don’t need to be perfect)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic (I use the equivalent in garlic powder)
Juice of ½ lemon
1 1/4 tsp cumin
½ tsp cayenne pepper (or just shy)
10 large black olives
Sprinkling of lemon & pepper seasoning

Puree in blender and enjoy with caution — it’s so tasty and creamy you’ll want to double dip so you’ll get to keep the whole batch for yourself!

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Black Bean Omelet

This one’s so rich you’ll want to reserve it for the next Royal Wedding…or maybe just Sunday brunch.

Unsalted butter
2 eggs
Black Bean Hummus
Feta cheese
1/4 to ½ avocado, cubed small or sliced thin

Melt butter in a large skillet and prepare eggs for omelet as usual.  After you’ve flipped the omelet, drop 2 dollops black bean hummus on it and spread over ½ the omelet.  Lightly sprinkle feta cheese over the hummus, and layer the avocado over that.  Fold the vacant side over, and allow the omelet to warm for a few minutes (if you can wait that long).  If you like, garnish with extra avocado and diced tomato, and enjoy!  Variation: Fresh Guacamole can be used instead of cubed avocado if preparation time allows.  Serves 1.

3 Responses to “Black bean heaven”

  1. Jennifer White September 18, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    Note to self: ALWAYS check mirror and brush teeth after eating this hummus. Otherwise there is another kind of scary sharing the world does NOT need.


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