Black Bean Hummus
2 cups black beans, cooked and drained (or canned)
½ cup bean cooking liquid
¼ cup lime juice
3 jalapeños, roasted
½ onion, chopped and sautèed
1 Tbsp salt
½ tsp cumin, ground
½ cup cilantro
cup tomato paste
2 cloves garlic, raw
4 cloves garlic, roasted
Instructions: To roast jalapeños: Heat oven broiler, and lay whole jalapeños on a baking sheet. Place inside oven 4 inches below the broiler for 6 minutes, until darkly roasted and blistered. Flip and roast for another 6 minutes.
To roast garlic: Cut heads off garlic, and place cloves on a piece of foil. Drizzle with olive oil and wrap. Preheat oven to 350oF and bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until soft.
To sauté onion: Heat pan over medium heat and coat bottom with oil. Roughly chop onion and add to hot oil. Cook until translucent—about 5 to 10 minutes.
To make hummus: Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth.
Serve with pita chips, bread, baked chips or fresh veggies. Top with feta cheese if you like!
Details: (404) 347-2220, www.tapat1180.com
—Recipe courtesy of TAP Chef Adrian Villarreal