2 cups cooked chickpeas
2/3 cup water
3 Tablespoons tahini
1 large clove garlic
½ teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoon olive oil
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Place all ingredient in blender. Blend until creamy and serve. Keep refrigerated.
Easy Bean Salad
1 package extra firm tofu, cubed
2 cans kidney or garbanzo beans
1 small can sliced olives
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice or cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Chill for a few hours and serve.
Beans and Rice
1 cup rice, cooked according to package directions
1 teaspoon olive or canola oil
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
1/4 onion, diced
½ green pepper, diced
½ red pepper, diced
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon paprika
Tabasco sauce and crushed red pepper flakes to taste
In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
Add pepper and onion and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes.
Add the dried spices and beans and cook, stirring, until beans are heated through.
When the beans are heated thoroughly, and the Tabasco sauce. Serve over rice!