{thirsty thursday} – homemade black bean & tomato hummus w/ a pumpkin ale

16 Aug

too soon?!

it’s not quite autumn, i do realize that — but the air in colorado has been changing and i even saw some yellow leaves on a green tree on my walk around the lake the other day… just sayin’ – pretty soon, they’ll be tons of corn and pumpkins!

and besides, i love blue moon beer.  i’ve tried {almost} all of their beers and i have enjoyed each one.

simple black bean hummus : 


– chickpeas {“this” many}

– 1 can or box black beans

– some tomatoes {did i mention how i don’t measure…}

i used these delicious little cherry tomatoes and golden nugget tomatoes. how incredible do just their names sound?!  yum.

throw those three simple ingredients in a food processor, add in a little S&P, and spin in some EVOO as needed – start with a little, add as you go if necessary…

blend until desired texture… you know, like – hummus 🙂

serve with whatever.  for lunch, i smeared some on a slice of naan bread.  pita would work, too. add in some falafel and make a wrap out of it…

or, dip some blue chips in it.  YUM!

i accompanied it with this yummy brew.

who cares if it’s kind of an autumn beer?!  it was spicy-ish, less pumpkin than spicy – at least according to my palate.  i love the colour and i really enjoyed it. warm and complex, it would be good alone as an after-dinner drink, or with a mild dish like this hummus or even a mild cheese.

9 Responses to “{thirsty thursday} – homemade black bean & tomato hummus w/ a pumpkin ale”

  1. anthony0358 August 16, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    A beer for all seasons, not just Once In A Blue Moon


  2. mylifeisthebestlife August 16, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    Looks yummy, as always!
    I can’t wait to have beer be a regular part of my diet again…


  3. Playful and Hungry August 16, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    That looks so good!


  4. Valerie {all mussed up} August 16, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    What fun that you popped over to my space and are following along! I like your concept and your space here, and I instinctually trust people who have good taste in beer. (:


    • cooking with audrey August 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

      hi there – was planning to leave a nice comment eventually… but just had to click the “follow” button immediately. i appreciate your eye, your mind and how it thinks, and your style. i gathered all that about you in the 50 seconds i hopped on to check you out. i also appreciate your use of the word “space” – very cool. glad we share good beer taste, as well! 🙂


  5. lattesandleggings August 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    Blue moon is one of my favorite beers. I had no clue that had a pumpkin ale. Love the idea of black beans in hummus. Might have to try this for football season 🙂


  6. newsofthetimes August 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Yum!!! Looks delicious..and I think blue moon goes with anything! Enjoy the cool, fall like day! I know I am!!!


  7. cityhoppingg August 28, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    I will definitely have to try this out, looks delicious!


    • cooking with audrey August 28, 2012 at 11:59 am #

      thank you! it really was, and particularly with the blue corn chips… and the ale really complimented it all well.


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