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Black bean hummus with garlic infused olive oil and Sicilian lemon balsamic

Black bean hummus
Black bean hummus Kimberley O'Dea and google images

A great new gourmet olive oil shop opened it shop eight months ago on Black Friday. Fusions Taster's Choice is located in Northern Wilmington in the heart of Delaware's Brandywine Valley. Since their opening, business has been booming with foodies looking to move their cooking skills to the next level. Two of Fusions Taster's Choice most popular selections are paired to make this simple and tasty appetizer that you can throw together in under 10 minutes. Not all flavorful dips need high amounts of saturated fat for richness. Check out this healthier ingredient list; not only are most of the flavors already infused in the extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and balsamic vinegar but you can probably find the remaining items already in your pantry or fridge. The flavors need about 15-20 minutes to marry after you combine all the ingredients – just enough time to chop your veggies and other dipping items. This is also perfect for taking to your next party. Whip it up and by the time you commute to the party, the flavors are perfectly blended.

As the holidays are just around the corner, this recipe makes a great quick appetizer for those that drop in unexpected. This recipe makes about 1 cup of appetizer dip.

INGREDIENTS

1 can (15 ounces) black beans

2 tablespoons Fusions Taster's Choice Garlic EVOO, plus more for drizzling

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Fusions Taster's Choice Sicilian Lemon Balsamic

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cumin

freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon chopped fresh flat leaf parsley, plus parsley sprig(s) for garnish

DIRECTIONS

1. Rinse and drain the black beans. Chop the parsley leaves and set aside.

2. Add all the ingredients except the parsley to a food processor.

3. Puree the beans using one second pulses (about 10-12) to start. Run the food processor for about 15 seconds and stop to scrape down the sides with a spatula. Repeat until you reach a somewhat smooth consistency (for hummus).

4. Transfer the hummus to a bowl and stir in the chopped parsley leaves. Let the hummus stand for about 15-20 minutes to marry the flavors. Drizzle with a little more of the garlic EVOO and serve with pita chips or fresh veggies.