Spicy Aduki Bean Hummus
- 1 cup cooked organic aduki beans (cooled if cooked on the same day)
- 2 tablespoons tahini paste
- 1 garlic clove (or one teaspoon of garlic powder)
- juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
- 2 tablespoons cilantro
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon sriracha
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Additional water to desired consistency
- Salt and pepper to taste
Combine first 9 ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Add water and blend to desired consistency (1 tablespoon at a time). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
|Nutritional value per 100 g|
|Energy||536 kJ (128 kcal)|
|Dietary fiber||7.3 g|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)|
|†Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.|
Source: USDA FoodData Central
Organic Aduki Beans are commonly sweetened before eating. In particular, it is often boiled with sugar, producing red bean paste. Red bean paste is used in many oriental dishes. A more liquid version, using adzuki beans boiled with sugar and a pinch of salt, produces a sweet dish called hong dou tang. Some East Asian cultures enjoy red bean paste as a filling or topping for various kinds of waffles, pastries, baked buns, or biscuits.
Adzuki beans are commonly eaten sprouted.
In Japan rice with aduki beans is cooked for special occasions.