Treat yourself to the BEST Black Bean Hummus … this delicious, creamy recipe is a flavor-packed snack that takes minutes to make!
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Looking for a healthy snack idea? Then, you have to try this scrumptious Black Bean Hummus!
This simple recipe gives classic hummus a mouthwatering Mexican / Southwest twist. I’ve replaced the traditional chickpeas with black beans, plus added savory spices and zesty lime juice. The result is creamy, delicious dip that’s packed with bold flavors.
It’s the ideal snack or appetizer, especially when paired with fresh veggies and crunchy chips. You can even use it in your favorite wraps and bowls.
Best of all, this hummus with black beans is so quick and easy to make. You only need a few minutes, so keep reading for all the details!
So what exactly is Black Bean Hummus? It’s hummus made with black beans instead of the chickpeas used in traditional recipes. This recipe also includes additional spices and lime juice, which gives it a Southwest / Mexican flair.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
- Black Beans
- Fresh Garlic
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Spices: Chili Powder, Cumin, and Cayenne
- Salt (I prefer Kosher salt.)
The difference between hummus and bean dip is that hummus includes tahini. Tahini is a ground sesame seed paste that gives hummus its traditional flavor, so don’t skip it. Look for it in your store’s international foods aisle (or near the nut butters). If your local grocery doesn’t carry it, then you can purchase tahini online instead.
For best results, you’ll also need a food processor.
Can’t take the heat? Feel free to skip the cayenne or add it to taste.
On the hand, you can make this Spicy Black Bean Hummus as hot as you’d like by adding additional cayenne. Feel free to experiment with other hot peppers, like canned chipotles, jalapeños, or even hot sauce, too. This Secret Aardavark Habanero Hot Sauce is my fave … it’s addictive!
Love cilantro? It would be delicious in this recipe! Pulse a small handful in at the very end, leaving some small chunks.
How to Make Black Bean Hummus
This yummy vegan dip couldn’t be easier to make! Here’s how to do it:
- Pulse a garlic clove in your food processor until minced.
- Scrape down the sides of the food processor, then add the remaining ingredients: black beans, tahini, lime juice, spices (chili powder, cumin, and cayenne), and salt to taste. I recommend adding about a half teaspoon of salt to start … you can always add more later.
- Process the hummus until it’s totally smooth, about two to three minutes. Stop and scrape down the bowl a few times to make sure everything gets incorporated.
- Taste the hummus, then add additional lime juice and/ or salt to taste.
So simple right? Not to mention, incredibly tasty and healthy.
This easy Black Bean Hummus recipe is one of my faves, and once you try it, it’s sure to become regular part of your snack rotation, too!
What to Serve with Hummus
I love pairing this healthy hummus with fresh veggies for dipping. Here I served it with cucumber sticks, bell pepper slices, and grape tomatoes.
It’s also delicious with something crunchy for dipping, like tortilla chips, plantain chips, or my favorite homemade pita chips.
Can’t get enough hummus? Don’t miss my How to Make Hummus post! You’ll find tons of tips for making the best, creamiest hummus, plus my favorite classic recipe and all sorts of additional flavors, like Sun Dried Tomato, Roasted Garlic, and more.
Black Bean Hummus
- Pulse garlic clove in a food processor until minced.
- Scrape down sides of food processor, then add black beans, tahini, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, and about 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste). Blend until totally smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. If needed, add a little water (or liquid from canned beans) to thin the hummus out.
- Taste hummus and add additional salt and / or lime juice, if desired.
- Transfer to bowl, then serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to eat. Enjoy!