Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Hummus


"This is the absolute best hummus I have ever had. It goes great with some toasted pita bread. Add more lemon juice if this hummus tastes like it needs a little extra kick."


5 m servings 81 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 81 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.3g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 427 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mince garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Add black beans, 2 tablespoons reserved liquid, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, tahini, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper; process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Add additional seasoning and liquid to taste. Garnish with paprika and Greek olives.
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  1. 589 Ratings


This is the best recipe I've found on this site!!! I am orginally Syrian, so we are always making traditional hummus and when I decided to make this, my family was really skeptical. Everything...

I made this hummus with black beans at first and it turned out good. However, when I substituted black beans with garbanzo beans - it turned out even better! You will need to use more liquid w...

Very good hummus, but very different from the classic garbanzo bean variety. My brother and I took this on our cross-country trip and ate some every day for 5 days straight and didn't get tired...

Wonderful! Just as easy to make as standard hummus and probably even tastier. The liquid from canned beans gives me digestion difficulties so I rinsed the beans and added olive oil and water i...

WOW!! This is great, and SO simple! For an extra kick, substitute 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice with lime juice. Fabulous!

I substituted peanut butter (yes, you read that right) for the tahini, because that's what I had in my cupboard, and it was so good my 5 children ate it all up in one afternoon. The texture was...

Very easy and healthy recipe. A nice way to enjoy black beans.

Loved it. Great change from traditional hummus. I added a little more cayenne (we like it hot). I will make this many, many more times. Thanks for a great recipe!

This hummus is a little runnier than traditional hummus. I think next time i'll try it with more lemon juice and cayenne to give it more of a kick.