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Who's Afraid of Tofu?



There are many of us who still fear the four-letter word! TOFU! I understand it has a texture that takes getting used to, but there are ways to add tofu to your diet without it taking over the dish. (It’s almost like sneaking it in there) One such way that I love is by making black bean hummus. The benefits of black beans are amazing, they are chock full of fiber. This recipe came from the ’12 Best Foods’ cookbook, which spotlights the 12 best foods for your body. They give a great array of recipes for each, many including more than one. This one has 2, black beans and tofu.

Lindsay's Homemade Black Bean Hummus

1 (15 ounce) can organic black beans (drained)
1 clover garlic, minced
1/4 cup of soft silken tofu (this texture is easy to whip up and make creamy)
2 tablespoons tahini
1-teaspoon ground cumin
1-tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 small lime
Sea Salt (healthy pinch)
Freshly ground black pepper

Put all ingrediants into a food processor and blend until smooth, empty into bowl and place into the fridge to chill. Then bake your pita in the oven/toaster oven until golden brown (my oven takes about 25 minutes, but I'd check it every 10.

The tofu makes the bean dip creamy and thicker. This is a great way to introduce tofu into your diet. Kevin and I brush pieces of pita bread with olive oil and garlic and bake in the oven to dip in. So yum! Enjoy.

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2 comments:

Jeff said...

This version sounds great, Little Paige loves her beans so she'd gobble it up for sure. Garbanzo hummis doesn't last long in our house either, we'll try this soon.

carolyn said...

I have a problem with the texture of tofu - - and mushrooms too! We love hummis though so I'll definitely try your version.