Spicy Black Bean Hummus
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1-2 Tablespoon Tahini (roasted sesame seed paste)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
Dash crushed red pepper
1-2 teaspoons olive oil
Dash ground red pepper
Chop garlic and jalapeno. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. The original recipe suggested using a food processor. I use a mezzaluna. (Mine's pretty similar to this one. If you have neither, just chop the garlic and pepper, mix up the rest, and smash with the back of a fork til smooth.)
Sprinkle with another dash of ground red pepper to distract from the fact that it doesn't look all that appetizing. Weird color.
Serve with chips or toasted pitas, followed by tic tacs.