So many recipes are the result of things that go wrong and in this case it was simply the addition of too much salt that led to the need for half a can of sweetcorn which then transformed this humus into something special.
click here for recipe using a can of black beans from the store cupboard in place of the usual black beans that I soak overnight then cook in a pressure cooker. I should have noticed the quantity of beans was half what I normally use, but being in a hurry I added what turned out to be too much salt. My daughter and I both agreed, having tasted it that the only thing to do was add more bulk, so searching around rather desperately I happened upon a tin of sweetcorn and decided to risk it. The result was not only a rescue but a very pleasant variation which I have now repeated.
The addition on sweetcorn, which should not be over-blended, provides a light fresh flavour and a texture which is missing in the original recipe.