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Black Bean Hummus

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Photo: Ajna Jai / Contributor 

Hummus is central to many Mediterranean cuisines — but it does not need to be made with chickpeas. Medieval cookbooks mainly mention only two ingredients in hummus: chickpeas and ground sesame, but today, we add garlic, lemon juice and olive oil.

Instead of chickpeas, one can use simple yellow or red lentils, red beans or black beans for a different flavor. This recipe uses micro-nutrient dense black beans combined with black sesame seeds, which I have resolved to eat more of due to their high calcium content.

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