Black Bean Hummus

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I make chickpea hummus pretty often, but sometimes it’s good to branch out a little. This black bean hummus is super-easy to make and tastes great. I love when I try something new and not only manage to not f*ck it up, but am happy with the results.

Ingredients (for a double-batch)

  • 2  15-oz cans black beans, rinsed
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • pepper to taste


  1. Blend ingredients until smooth.
I’ve been wanting to try some other hummus variations lately. Anyone ever have any luck with chocolate hummus? I’m insanely curious. 

5 thoughts on “Black Bean Hummus

    mealsformiles said:
    June 12, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    when I first glanced at this, I thought it WAS chocolate hummus! That would be delicious. And peanut butter hummus too. Though I’ve never tried to make either of them!

      Jess responded:
      June 13, 2011 at 2:13 am

      I was thinking of experimenting by adding some cocoa and other spices to a little of the black bean hummus, just to see what happens. The cumin might present a problem, but never hurts to try!

    Jen Digney said:
    June 13, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I make pretty much this same exact thing but with white beans. So good!

    Jess responded:
    June 13, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    That sounds awesome. I think hummus is one of my desert-island foods. I could eat it pretty much every day and not get sick of it.

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