Black garbanzo beans deliver added flavor and striking black color when combined with black tahini. If you've been looking for the perfect way to use that Bene Oil chefs rave about, this is it. As the ancient ancestor to our modern sesame, benne seed oil is a more flavorful and pure version of sesame oil and will perfectly compliment the hummus. The addition of lemon zest brightens the natural nutty flavor of the hummus with a little needed acid. Black garbanzo beans are actually white on the inside, so if you don't use black tahini it will be tan hummus with flecks of black. Still delicious but not as striking. Also the black sesame seeds give a distinctive flavor, slightly roasted and almost burnt tasting.
* Black Tahini
Blend black sesame seeds in a high speed blender or food processor and then slowly add benne oil or a high quality non toasted sesame oil until you reach the desired consistency. It will not be as smooth as white tahini. You can also find black tahini from a handful of natural food producers.
**Crispy Black Garbanzo Beans
Combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon Piment d'Ville in a bowl. Add 1/2 cup of cooked black garbanzo beans that have been drained and dried on a kitchen towel in the oil and toss to coat. Spread them on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes till crispy.
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