Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Spicy Black Bean Dip
Three and a half weeks ago I got married. Things have since become well, normal :) I love my husband very much and I think more everyday - including all 24 days since we got married. I also have loved how post wedding, life returns to normal.
We had a long engagement - about 18 months. I had so many plans and so many ideas for the wedding and for leading up to the wedding. You would think with all that time everything would have made it from the To Do List to the Done List. Many things did, certainly all the most important. We had our marriage license, the rings and we both showed up on time. Well, 20 minutes late is on time for the Bride right?
Anyway, with all that time planning I felt comfortable hosting the reheasal BBQ at our house, with all food made by me. I wanted something healthy and unique and of course tasty. I made some of the usuals, hummus, deviled eggs, potato salad. They are turned out good, but also everyone has had them before.
The one dip I made that stood out the most was my Spicy Black Bean Dip. It's a spicy, Asian take on hummus. I have had enough requests for the recipe that I thought posting it here would be easier than sending out individual emails, after all what I need to be working on is my Thank You Cards :)
Spicy Black Bean Dip
1 can of black beans, well rinsed and drained
1/4 cup tahini
2 tbsp. sesame oil
1-2 tbsp. Sirachi sauce (depending on desired heat)
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tsp. soy sauce ( I use Braggs Soy Seasoning as it is GF)
1 tsp. fish sauce (If you do not have on hand you can omit and use 1 tsp. more soy sauce)
1 large handful cilantro, stems and leaves
Water if needed
1. Add the black beans and tahini and sesame to a food processor and process until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth. Add water to achieve desired texture.
2. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or ideally overnight beofre serving.
3. Enjoy with crackers, chips, as a sandwish spread or my favorite - with jicama sticks!