Appetizers and Snacks/ Vegetarian

Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Hummus

This dip is awesome. Like a game winning grand slam in the bottom of the 9th awesome. Or for you non-baseball fans, really really really good. Unlike traditional hummus, this hummus is made with black beans to give it a Latin flare. It’s also got some other yummy stuff like garlic, olive oil, cilantro, cumin, tahini and some cayenne pepper for a little kick.

I read an article the other day about how non-traditional hummus is increasing in popularity here in the U.S. I have to say that after looking at 10 different kinds of hummus available at my local grocery store, I must agree. I however don’t think its a bad thing. I love all varieties of hummus from roasted garlic to edamame, its all good. And hummus is so easy to make at home, its really fun to experiment with all different varieties. Have you ever experimented with your own hummus?

Black Bean Hummus

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Serves 4 Prep Time:


  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro



Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth.


Transfer to a bowl and serve.



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  • This is nice. I once made hummus from dried soybeans. Good.

  • Maria

    This is really good! Thanks for sharing. I had everything on hand except tahini and even without that, this is really good!

  • Love the idea for this black bean dip. The combination of spices plus cilantro sounds terrific.

  • I love black bean hummus! The cumin ties it all together for me.

  • Oh, I love this and I love the roasted garlic hummus…I have to try them…

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  • I’ve been searching for a good black bean hummus recipe, and this one fits the bill perfectly. Loved it! I sprinkled the top with pepper jack cheese and popped it under the broiler for a few minutes. Melty, yummy goodness :)

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