Blackbean hummus on sourdough toast – recipe

Dig into celeb chef Gizzi Erskine’s delicious and healthy black bean hummus on sourdough toast. Erskine invented the recipe to mark the opening of Innocent Smoothie’s brand new pop up 5 for 5 cafe at the Tramshed in Shoreditch. Hurry and book now as it’s only open from October 1-7.


For the hummus:

1 x 400g can black beans, rinsed
40g tahini
The juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large garlic clove, grated
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp cayenne pepper

For the toast: (per slice):

1 (80g) slice of sour dough bread
A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
½ an avocado, thinly sliced
A squeeze of lemon
A sprinkle of sea salt
7 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tsp toasted mixed seeds
A few sprigs of coriander and purple shiso (optional)


Pop all the hummus ingredients into a food processor and whizz until smooth.

Grill the bread until slightly charred on each side and drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil. Spread 1 tbsp hummus on each toast and top with the avocado and tomatoes.

Garnish with the toasted seeds and herbs and finish with a squeeze of lemon.

» Bookings for the cafe are essential.