This is such a cook looking hummus made naturally black by making my own black tahini out of toasted black sesame seeds and sesame oil. The garbanzo beans are also black. What is the difference between black chickpeas and regular chickpeas? Black chickpeas/garbanzo beans also called Kala chana chickpeas have a nuttier flavor, they are more firm and also have a higher fiber content and a low glycemic index.
1 cup sesame seeds
tbl sesame oil
14 ounces black garbanzo beans, soaked
2 tbl black tahini
2 tbl lemon juice
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin
Pinch of cayenne
Salt to taste
2 tbl olive oil
2 ice cubes and up to 2 tbl water
Prepare Tahini by grinding toasted sesame seeds in a high speed blender. Slowly stream in sesame oil until smooth.
For hummus, soak beans overnight or you can use an instant pot. I smoked mine for an additional flavor at 225F for 25 minutes. You can skip this step if you do not have a smoker. Blend all ingredients, except the oil an ice cubes. Stream in the oil and then add the ice and ice water until smooth. Serve with pita bread, crackers or pretzels. Enjoy!
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