Black Bean Hummus and a Giveaway

Several weeks ago Tessa came home from the local Hillsboro Farmer’s Market where she had been working, raving about a black bean hummus she had tasted from one of the vendors at the market. It turns out the vendor was someone I already knew – Charles Hartz of Hartz Spice.   Charles lives here in Portland and he has developed a wonderful line of spice blends and recipes to go with them.  The black bean hummus is one of them.

Our neighborhood Fourth of July BBQ was the perfect time to try it out. It was a hit.

The flavor combination is great -black beans, garlic, roasted red peppers, tahini and features Charles’ Garlic and Herb Spice Blend.  Hummus is usually made with garbanzo beans but the black beans are a fun and flavorful change.
black bean hummus
Everything is blended in the food processor so it is quick and easy to put together.
black bean hummus
I served it with some pita chips I made out of flat bread. You can find my pita chip recipe here. It’s great with regular tortilla chips too.  It would also make a great dip for fresh veggies.  I think just about anything would taste could dipped in black bean hummus.

black bean hummus
Now here comes the best part.  If you aren’t lucky enough to live in Portland, Oregon all of Charles’ spice blends can be purchased from his website.

If you do live in the Portland area go visit him at the Hillsboro Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.

Charles is giving away a wonderful set of his spice blends to one of my readers. ($49.00 value)

 The blends are:
Garlic & Herb
Black Bayou Blend
Steak & Burger
Seafood & Poultry
Greek Taverna Blend
Thai River Blend
Moroccan Moorish Blend

Be sure and visit Charles’ blog to find more wonderful recipes that can be used with his spice blends. I can’t wait to try the Greek Balsamic Vinaigrette .

To enter the giveaway leave a comment below.  Also for a second entry go on over and “like” his Facebook page.

Giveaway limited to those with a US mailing address.  Giveaway is open until Tuesday, July 10, midnight PST.

Thanks Charles for sponsoring the giveaway!

Raised on the East coast, trained on the West, Charles makes his home in the culinary crossroads of Portland, Oregon. He is a classically-trained executive chef, having worked in many diverse kitchens in Arizona, Nebraska, and Oregon. Each environment has influenced his palate and shaped the evolution of his unique spice blends. Spices and herbs have become the tools he uses to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Having tried, evaluated and refined his craft in many fine restaurant kitchens, Charles has become a spicemaster.

Black Bean Hummus
  • 3 cans black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 garlic cloves (I used 2)
  • 8 oz jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1 tsp Hartz Garlic & Herb Spice Blend
  • 3 lemons, juiced (I used 2)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ C plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp ground corinader
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1½ Tbsp tahini Paste
  1. Combine everything in a food processor
  2. Puree until smooth
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve
  4. Serve with pita chips, chips or fresh veggies
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Tammy says

    Looks Fabulous !! I must try this recipe this weekend for sure. Something to add to the heat were experiencing (105 +) here in Kentucky … Would LOVE to win this spice collection. You have some wonderful places to shop in Oregon! Thank you for this opportunity !!

  2. nancy says

    Everything sounds delicious. My husband and I are desperately trying to lose weight and I think the black bean hummus would be healthier for us than potato chips and cheese dip. Thanks for making us aware of his great products.

  3. says

    The Garlic & Herb and Black Bayou Blend look amazing, along with the others. I would love to try them too! Thanks for sharing the Black Bean Hummus recipe! I need to try that one too!

  4. Vi Troesh says

    I love hummus & black beans so can’t wait to try this winning combination. Also anxious to try his spices. Thanks!

  5. Tanya K. Moyer says

    Wow! What yummy-sounding spice blends! Would love to try those! Thanks for offering this giveaway!!! :)

  6. Carmie says

    Would love the spices. Went to the Hillboro market last week when visiting Portland with my daughter. Your Famer’s Markets are amazing. I have never seen such large blackberries. Thank you for your suggestions on the Coast too. It was a wonderful trip and look forward to coming again!

  7. Andie says

    Hi There! I’m new to your beautiful blog! How great to enter a giveaway so soon! Can’t wait to try all those spice blends 😀

  8. Jeannie's Little Sister says

    Yum! I love finding delicious things at Farmer’s Markets. And my hubs and I love black beans. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  9. Mirtha says

    this recipe comes in perfect time! I’m having a swimming party for my son tomorrow, and I just know the adults will love this dip. thanks for sharing!

  10. Carole Lee says

    I love to cook and try out spices and blends that I have never tried before. This recipe looks and sounds like something I’d love to try. Can’t wait to taste! Also the Hartz blog has some interesting recipes. Thanks, may become another favorite site.

  11. Maile says

    I love hummus and I love black beans! Can’t wait to try this combo. I need to get to the farmers market, but in the meantime it would be great to win the spices. Thanks!

  12. Andrea D. says

    I would love to win this giveaway and try the yummy hummus you made. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  13. Kelli Bullock says

    I would live to give this recipe a try but how big are your cans of beans? I’d also love to win the give away.

  14. Wendy B says

    I love hummus, but I have never made it at home. The spices look great. Thanks for sharing.

    Wendy B.

  15. jody walunas says

    I’m always looking for something new to spice up our meals. Thanks for sharing. Jody Walunas

  16. Krysti says

    I love finding out about local business i’ve never heard of!! :) Thank soo much for the tip i will have to check him out!

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