Black Bean Hummus and a Bento Box DIY

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The Black Bean Hummus recipe is being done in collaboration with Produce For Kids. All opinions are mine.
Black Bean Hummus ready in few minutes
Black Bean Hummus ready in few minutes

The Black Bean Hummus is an easy appetizer that you can make in few minutes and enjoy with the family. And if you have leftovers why not bringing some to work on a repurposed cheese box that will serve as a cute bento box that everyone will talk about.

Ingredients for making the Black Bean Hummus
Ingredients for making the Black Bean Hummus

Hummus is a traditional dip that is very popular in the mediterranean cuisine and nowadays has become a staple in many homes. You can buy hummus in the supermarket but we are recommending to prepare it at home using easy to find ingredients and seasonal veggies.

Coloca un poco del humus de frijol en un recipiente y acompaña de verduras y galletas

Black Bean Hummus

Chef Adriana Martin
The black bean hummus is made with black beans, tahini paste, garlic, cumin, olive oil and lemon juice. It is ready in just few minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizers
Cuisine Mediterranean Cuisine
Servings 8 servings
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can low sodium black beans
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini paste
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 yellow lemon juiced
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup of cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup of carrot chips
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatos
  • 3 sweet peppers sliced
  • 1 cup almond crackers

Instructions
 

  • In the blender add the low sodium black beans, the tahini paste, the garlic cloves, the cumin, the olive oil and the lemon juice.
  • Blend all ingredients together until getting a smooth sauce or dip consistency.
  • Pair the hummus with fresh seasonal veggies and crackers.
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Inspired on the flavors of the Lebanese cuisine we’ve created a black bean hummus. Instead of using chickpeas on te recipe, black beans are added as well as garlic. Watch the video below for details on the recipe method. The black bean hummus is easy to make and is in few minutes.

Beans are a good ingredient to use, they are high in fiber and include protein. Then paired with veggies and almond crackers result in a wholesome snack that can be enjoyed anytime and even bring to work or to school.

Black bean hummus made with canned beans, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and cumin
Black bean hummus made with canned beans, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and cumin

In our cuisine there is no waste and we like to repurpose and recycle as much as possible. During Christmas time we received a cheese that came in a beautiful wooden box and decided to keep for using as a bento box.

Using a cheese box to make our own bento box
Using a cheese box to make our own bento box

Sometimes we do not realize but at home we can find many items that can be recycled to create cool lunch boxes for the kids or the grown ups to use.

Place the paper napkin inside the box
Place the paper napkin inside the box

And since Produce for Kids is inviting us to take the pledge to power our lunch we think this black bean hummus recipe is a great idea to include in the lunchbox we prepare for our family members. You can take the pledge HERE and help giving back to the community.

You Pledge, We Donate

From Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, for every online pledge, lunchbox-friendly companies supporting Power Your Lunchbox Pledge® will make a collective $1 donation to Feeding America® programs that support families and children. Since 2014, this campaign raised more than $35,000 for kid’s health and wellness programs across the country

Put some black bean hummus in a container and add the veggies and the crackers
Put some black bean hummus in a container and add the veggies and the crackers

Some of the companies supporting this effort are Avocados from Mexico, Bee Sweet Citrus, Crispy Fruit Freeze-Dried Fruit Snacks from Crispy Green®, Eat Smart® Fresh Cut Vegetables, Earthbound Farm® Baby Kale, Marie’s® Dressings, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice, Pero Family Farms® Mini Sweet Peppers and Snipped Green Beans, and Wish Farms Strawberries with additional support provided by Bentology™.

Black Bean Hummus and Veggies Bento Box
Black Bean Hummus and Veggies Bento Box

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Sandhya Ramakrishnan

Black beans are my favorite kind of beans, but have never made hummus with it. Sounds like a great choice to go along with vegetables. I would also love it with bread.

Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery

We are on such a huge tahini kick right now – we usually do our hummus 3/4 chickpeas and 1/4 tahini. I love the idea of using black beans instead of chickpeas to switch it up!

Molly Kumar

OMG, this looks so cute! I love your black bean hummus, I wish I could grab some right out of the screen 🙂 I’m so loving the idea of this bento-box, might make one for my friend’s kids.

Val

My brother and his wife love hummus. This bento box is something they’d both enjoy.

Natalie

I couldn’t agree with you more.. why buy store-bought dips when you can make one at home. This is fairly easy to make and just delicious. Great serving suggestions 🙂

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