Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Hummus is a super easy and delicious alternative to regular chickpea hummus. These smoky flavored beans are a good source of protein and fiber that will satisfy even the most intense hunger and will keep you feeling full and energetic for hours. This wonderful recipe comes from Cooking Light Magazine, so you know it will be delicious. Make this hummus for your next gathering as a dip or spread for vegetables, pita wedges, even sandwiches.

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Black Bean Hummus

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  • 1/2  cup  chopped fresh cilantro, divided
  • 2  tablespoons  tahini, stirred well
  • 2  tablespoons  water
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh lime juice
  • 1  tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1  (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/2  small jalapeño pepper, seeded
  • 3  (6-inch) pitas

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, process cilantro, tahini, water, lime juice, olive oil, cumin, salt, black beans, garlic and jalapeño  until combined. Scrape down the bowl and continue to process until the hummus is smooth and creamy.
  3. Transfer hummus to a serving bowl, sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cilantro. Cover with plastic wrap until ready to serve.
  4. Cut each pita into 8 wedges. Arrange on a baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 6 minutes, turning once.

Source: Cooking Light, March 2011

13 Responses to “Black Bean Hummus”

  1. #
    katshealthcorner — March 12, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    Yum! I absolutely adore Hummus! It brings back so many memories of when I was a little girl and lived in ADANA, TURKEY (Adana is in the southern part of Turkey)! 😀 My mom would buy me some Hummus and give me a chunk of Bread. I would then tear off a peice of Bread, dip it into the Hummus, and eat it up. 😀

    I’ve never tried BLACK BEAN Hummus before! I have got to try this! :)


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    Michelle — March 12, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    I’ve been meaning to make my own hummus for so long now. I have all the ingredients ready to go but just haven’t found the time! Black bean hummus is something I’ve never heard of or seen. It looks great. Thanks for sharing!

  3. #
    Jenny — March 12, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    I love hummus but never paired it black beans. Thanks for another fab recipe 😀

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    Barbara Schieving — March 12, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

    What a great idea! I’m not a fan of chickpea, but love black beans.

  5. #
    fitnessnfoodiegirl — March 13, 2011 @ 12:43 am

    Two of my favorite things! I must try this very soon, it looks delicious!

  6. #
    Sara — March 13, 2011 @ 12:59 am

    I love bean dips! My favorite is a white bean/ricotta one but this looks delicious, too!

  7. #
    Pudding Pie Lane — March 13, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    Oohh, I love hummus :) I shall be trying this with breadsticks and toast!

  8. #
    Cahide — March 13, 2011 @ 11:22 am

    Ayy gerçekten çok değişik bir şey bu ya! Eline sağlık canım :)

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    Myrthe — December 23, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    I’ve made this today for my Christmas Eve dinner tomorrow and I LOVE it! I’ve made an extra-large batch so I’ll have some left to take home, but I’m definitely going to make it more often. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Teresa Zellner — February 3, 2012 @ 11:20 pm

    I’ve been looking for a recipe for black bean hummus for months. I had purchased some in a store for an event I had, and everyone absolutely loved it. I haven’t been able to find it in any store since then. I tried another black bean hummus recipe earlier this week but it wasn’t very good. I think this has all the ingredients that the original one did. Heading to the store tomorrow morning early to get more black beans & tahini, and then I’m making some. MMMmmmmmmm! Can’t wait.

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