Treat yourself to the BEST Black Bean Hummus!
This delicious, creamy recipe is a flavor-packed snack that takes minutes to make. Just one bite, and you'll be hooked!
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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!
This tasty recipe is a fun twist on the classic dip! It's made with blacks beans instead of chickpeas and includes additional spices that give it a Southwest / Mexican flair.
Here's what you'll need to make it:
- Black Beans - The key ingredient! I used canned beans here, but you can always cook them from scratch if you prefer.
- Tahini - This sesame seed paste is what give hummus its authentic flavor, so don't skip it. Look for it on your grocery store in the international aisle or near the nut butters. If your grocery store doesn't carry tahini, check your local Middle Eastern / Mediterranean market or buy it online ... Joyva and 365 are two of my favorite brands that are relatively easy to find. Tahini has a tendency to separate, so make sure to stir it really well before using.
- Garlic - You'll want to use fresh garlic for this recipe, nothing powdered or from a jar.
- Spices - A combination of chili powder, cumin, and cayenne give this recipe its unique flavor.
- Lime Juice - Fresh lime juice is essential for brightening up the flavors of this dip.
- Salt - I recommend using Kosher salt for the best flavor.
Not only is this recipe easy to make, it's also naturally vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free, so everyone can enjoy it!
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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 for at least three minutes or until it’s totally smooth. Stop and scrape down the bowl a few times to make sure everything gets incorporated. Add a little cold water to thin out the dip if necessary.
- 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!
This recipe is almost impossible to screw up, but here are a few tips to help you perfect it!
- Stop blending occasionally to scrape down your processor / blender with a spatula. This will help ensure everything gets evenly mixed.
- The longer you blend the ingredients, the smoother and creamier the dip will get. Plus, the spinning blades will incorporate a little air, making the end result lighter, too.
- If your dip is too thick or won't blend, add cold water a tablespoon at a time. Then keep blending until you reach your desired consistency.
- Good seasoning is essential. Always taste before serving and add more salt, if necessary. The amount of salt you'll need depends on your taste buds, as well as other factors (whether your beans are canned with or without salt, for example).
- Is the flavor still flat? Add a little extra lime juice to perk things up.
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.
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.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator. The dip will stay fresh for three to four days. You can freeze hummus too, if you know you won't be able to eat it quick enough
Can't get enough hummus? Try one of these recipes next:
- Homemade Hummus - Start here for the BEST, most authentic recipe + tons of hummus-making tips!
- Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
- Layered Greek Hummus Dip
- Easy Olive Hummus
- Roasted Garlic Hummus
- Hummus Pizza
Black Bean Hummus
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- 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 ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste).
- Blend ingredients together for at least 3 minutes or until totally smooth. As you do, add a little water (or liquid from the canned beans) to thin the hummus out to your desired consistency.
- 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!