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.
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.
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 with garbanzo beans, though.
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 of it! The key to getting that hummus taste out of the black bean is the tahini. If you don't use tahini, you may as well just have some refried beans from your local Mexican restaurant. This is also an easy recipe to vary with other ingredients. Just remember that if you're going to add different spices, use fresh ones! There is no substitute!
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 instead. I recommend a little oil to help pull the flavors together. Lovely with hot pita bread or cold vegetable sticks.
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 good, the flavor was excellent. The PB is not discernible, and for me, going to the effort of driving an hour to purchase tahini defeats the whole purpose of making such a delicious dish with most ingredients available at all times in my refrigerator and pantry. We toasted tortilla triangles and cut pitas into wedges and broiled them crips. DELISH. Thank you!!
WOW!! This is great, and SO simple! For an extra kick, substitute 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice with lime juice. Fabulous!
I eat this almost every day, but I do make the following changes: 3 cloves fresh garlic. 3 TBSP lemon juice. 1 tsp cumin (maybe a dash more). Reduce black bean liquid to 1 TBSP. Reduce tahini to 1 TBSP. HOT PEPPER FLAKES, and a lot of them! I do about a teaspoon! Put garlic cloves in the food processor (I have a Ninja) and mince them first. Add everything else in and blend to desired consistency. I eat this primarily with bagel chips. I also eat too much of this to bother with the olives and the paprika. I have noticed good improvement in my cholesterol levels and I attribute it to this hummus! It's my "go-to snack."
This is very good. Has a bit of a kick, probably due to the paprika and the cayenne. I am making pita bread to go with it, and it's not done, so I just tested it with a spoon. It will be wonderful with pita. It is a bit like a black bean dip, but a little different. I made my own tahini for this, and I can't taste it that much. All the better; I am not a big fan of tahini. I'm a little puzzled by the complaints that it isn't pretty. It's not beautiful, I agree, but if you garnish it correctly it looks fun and the purple color isn't bad. I've certainly made food that looks a lot less appetizing! Thanks for the recipe!
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!
Very easy and healthy recipe. A nice way to enjoy black beans.
EXCELLENT! I left out the cumin so it would taste more like traditional hummus and it was great!
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.
Made this recipe using 3 large cloves of ROASTED garlic, 1/2 tsp cayenne and calamata olives mixed right in. I also added a half of a roasted red bell pepper. It was delicious and had a little more kick to it. No need to do anything by hand except remove the pits from the olives. Very yummy and satisfying with pita chips.
Didn't care for this at all, maybe I'm not a hummus person, but it was so bland! It is far easier to whip up the onion soup mix/sour cream dip and just use fat free sour cream to be healthier.
Great recipe, all made with stuff I always have in my fridge/pantry. I used this as a base for a veggie wrap, added some sliced Kumatos (brown tomatoes), red onion and arugula, rolled up my Trader Joes Lavash wrap and enjoyed! It even impressed my non veggie friends!
This is definitely the best hummus recipes I've ever tried. I usually use dried beans that I cook first (I don't eat meat, so I make giant batches of beans on the weekend and use it throughout the week). If you are using dried beans, then 1 can = 1.5 cups of beans. Even when I do used canned beans, I drain and rinse them to lower the sodium content. Then, I add 1/4 cup of water to thin it a bit. I also half the salt and it still tastes great. This hummus goes really well with Crunchmaster 5-seed crackers that you can buy from Costco. I make this weekly (doubled) and bring portions to school (I'm a teacher) as an afternoon snack. Full of protein and fiber, great for vegetarians! My husband also is in love with this because of the spiciness, which you can easily adjust to suit your own taste.
I made this for dinner last night, and served it with pita bread and celery sticks. My boyfriend actually said it's better than regular chickpea based hummus! I added 3 cloves of garlic, but roasted them first and it tasted delicious! Also make sure you mix just the tahini and spices ahead of time with a little bit of water in the food processor before adding the beans. The tahini and water should become thick and almost buttery in consistency, add water until you get a smooth mix. Then after add the beans :)
I would give this recipe ten stars if I could!! It's amazing! I whipped it up as a last minute extra appetizer for Christmas day, and my guests inhaled it; even my 4-year old loved it. Served it with tortilla strip chips (didn't have any pita bread) and it was perfect. Added a bit more lemon juice because I like my hummus very lemony, and I drizzled a little olive oil into the food processor while it was mixing. This will be one of my regular appetizers from now on.
wonderful!! so easy to whip up for a snack or an appetizer for a potluck. i doubled the recipe by using one can of black beans and one can of garbanzo beans, used several tablespoons of the garbanzo bean liquid to smooth out the consistency, and added more lemon juice plus a few more garlic cloves for flavor. also chopped up some cucumber and tomatoes with fresh parsley to top it off...just like our local middle-eastern restaurant. everyone loved it and i ran out of pita!
This recipe is delicious!! Thanks! I use soy sauce instead of tahini since I didn't have any on hand and it still turns out great.
This was a delicious alternative to chick peas. I love black beans and this recipe is so easy! I didn't have any tahini but a little Mayo or Miracle whip will give it that creamy flavor.
I made some changes (out of necessity of what I had), but for my first time making hummus, this still turned out great & I expect the next batch to be even better! Changes: 1 can black beans, 1 of garbanzo. I didn't have tahini so I ground up some sesame seeds using a mortal/pestle and added a bit of olive oil to make about 1.5 tlbs "tahini paste". I roasted a garlic and used probably about 5-6 cloves. I didn't have cayenne pepper, so I used ground red pepper. I also didn't have a food processor, so I had to mash by hand/electric mixer! It took a little longer and came out a little chunkier than ideal, but that's my own fault for not owning a food processor. :) This made about 3 cups or so of hummus. I put some in the fridge for now and some in a ziploc in the freezer for later. Next time I will make my life easier and go buy some tahini and if I don't have a food processor by then, I will probably cook the beans a bit to make them softer and easier to mash. Overall though - this is a great recipe! Thanks!
What a great recipe:) I made a few changes that made this the best hummus I ever had (my family thinks so too). It tastes wonderful with either black beans or the traditional chick peas. I reduce the amount of tahini to 1 Tbs. (we don't like a strong tahini taste - too bitter). I also increase the amount of beans I use to almost 2 cans worth (I use dry beans). I use water instead of bean liquid and omit the cumin. I really like the flavor without cumin so I decided not to add it. The last ingredient I add is 1/2c. of sour cream. This gives it a little bit of a creamy texture and gives it a perfect finish. I think this is the secret ingredient for hummus. Yum!
This is a great black bean hummus. Very flavorful and easy to whip up in the food processor. I thinkg this also would make a good filling for quesadillas (cooked with pepper jack or cheddar) or as the base for a tex-mex layer dip (with sour cream, guacamole, chopped tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, etc.)
holy cow, this stuff is fantastic. it quickly became one of my party staples and everyone loves it. i add more cayenne b/c i like it spicy. yum!
Great recipe. It's a nice change from the tradiditional garbonzo bean hummus. I made few changes: substituted lime juiice for the lemon, and didn't use the black bean juice, but added 2 tablespoons of EVOO to make it smooth. I also added 1 bulb of roasted galric,, and 1/4 cup of cilantro to the mixture before putting it in the food processor.
This is amazing! I made it this past weekend and my whole family loved it. It was a bit salty after adding the reserved liquid, so I omitted the additional salt. I finished the hummus by mixing in about 2 tsp olive oil for taste and texture after spooning the hummus into a serving dish. Yum!
I was rushed when I was trying to make this so I didnt want to open my jar of greek olives and chop them up for a garnish but man oh man this was good! My husband hates hummus and after talking to him like I do our children when I want them to just try a bite, he finally did and he took another and another and another...enough said, it's a keeper!
This is so yummy! Tastes more like a bean dip than a hummus, but tasty and nutritious none the less. This is a keeper! Very easy too.
This was very good, and a nice change from regular hummus. A bonus was that I had all of the ingredients except the tahini, so I just added a little olive oil and juice from the olives to get the consistency I wanted. I also threw the olives and paprika in the food processor rather than used as garnish. Even my meat and potatoes loving husband liked it. Thanks for a quick and delicious lunch idea! I will definitely make again.
Great recipe although I did make some changes. It is staple in my ktchen now, we make it a couple of times a week. I substituted lime juice for the lemon, much better flavor and used water to reduce the thickness rather than the bean juice from the can. I also added extra garlic and cayenne pepper as that we like it spicy.
Fabulous! I used three cloves of garlic and ground chipotle pepper in place of the cayenne pepper. The chipotle pepper gave it a delicious smokey flavor. Wonderful, simple recipe. Update: I have since made it exactly as posted, and I must say, the proportions are dead on. Nothing needed tweaking.
Fantastic! Family loved it!
Yummy! I added more of the spices since it seemed a little bland at first, but then it was perfect.
I hate chickpeas, so this was a wonderful alternative. I didn't have tahini so I just ground up sesame seeds and used that in it's place.
I made this to share with a friend. She loves humus. I love black bean dips. We both thought this was excellent. I live in a rural area, and didn't have access to tahini. I found (on another website) a suggestion to substitute natural peanut butter. The flavors worked well. I will be making this again. Thanks.
I have made this several times. It is easy to make and wonderful tasting. Will definately be making this again!
I made this with lime instead of lemon and smoked paprika, and it was good, but I wanted it a little more kicked up, so I a dollop of mustard, 1 tbsp cilantro, a dash of jalapeño hot sauce, and a tablespoon of olive oil. Perfect consistency for my bf (who prefers his hummus thin).
I doubled the recipe and substituted lime juice for lemon juice and olive oil for the bean liquid due to personal taste and what I had on hand. It turned out great, with a smooth texture that wasn't runny. It was good with tostadas. Next time, I will add more garlic, but this one is definitely a keeper. Thanks for the great recipe!
This is very tasty hummus. I did have a problem with it being too stiff (which may be due to the fact that I don't have a great quality food processor--I was trying to do mine in a blender, then I eventually had to move the mixture over to a mini-food processor). Anyway, I had to add quite a bit more bean liquid and lemon juice. I also left out the cayenne (little mouths here) and subbed in two minced garlic cloves, instead of one. I think that made all the difference! Great recipe, Jen.
ZZZOMG! No more hum-drum-mus in this house. Great stuff. I used a blender, and didn't add the extra cumin or cayenne (just 1/2 tsp and 1/8 tsp).
This was great and different, and was a great hit.
We love making hummus without garbanzo beans! This is very tasty, and the ingredient amounts easily adjusted to your taste. We've made this several times already this week!
a good alternative for a different flavor or if you don't have any garbanzo beans around but i didn't think it was anything special.
This is very easy to make and has excellent flavor. I definitely think it is better the day after it is made and the flavors have time to meld. If you like a bite, be generous with the cayenne.
I love hummus and wanted to make it at home because it's so expensive from the store. My boyfriend is allergic to chickpeas (legumes) so this recipe seemed like a great option. It tastes fantastic! The tahini is, like someone else said, crucial; you can make your own by toasting sesame seeds for a few minutes and then pureeing them with olive oil.
I don't think we will ever buy store bought hummus again! This Black Bean Hummus is soooo good and full of flavor. I will be making this again and again. Definately double this recipe when you make it because it will go fast! Followed the recipe exactly but I did double all the ingredients. Thanks for the recipe!
I like regular humus so I wasn't sure about this one. It turned out great!
Fantastic recipe. It is fast and easy. It tastes better than it looks! I took the advice of a Arab friend's mother and warmed the beans in its own liquid before I started. The fresh garlic and the tahini are the keys to the recipe; however, I used 3 cloves of garlic instead of 1. I also topped it with extra virgin olive oil. I will make this again.
Healthy, delish and simple!
Very good as "base" or other additions! I read several on the web and this seems like the "base" ingredients for all of them. I also substituted the reserved bean juice with olive oil and the lemon juice with lime. Rave reviews from DH. Next time I may add some jalapenos just too keep it interesting!
Thanks so much for this recipe! We've made it 3 times in the past two weeks. The only change was to drain and rinse the black beans and use chicken broth instead. I think the reviews said to use a 1/4 cup of broth but I messed up and only used 2 T and it was perfect so that is how we make it now. Very economical and easy!
This is SO good. I added all ingredients (all the cayenne!)and the flavor was perfect. The gang gave rave reviews. Will absolutely make this again.
Awesome. I sent this to all my veggie friends after I tried it at home. I highly recommend. I put a little extra lemon juice in the hummus.
Tastes great, but next time I'll leave out the reserved bean juice, as it was just a tad too watery. Overall, though, this was a delicious recipe, and a great diversion from traditional hummus. (I actually made it because I was out of chick peas... Glad I was!)
add oil and water instead of bean juice to avoid stomach upset :)
Can I just say yum! My family who usually doesn't care for hummus loved it. Definately a keeper! The only mistake I made was not to make double right away!
Wow, I actually followed the recipe pretty much exactly! The only variation I made was to only use 1/8 tsp cayenne (I'm a spice wimp) and to omit the olives since I'll be using this as sandwich filler. This was simple and fabulous, and I will make this many, many times. This may help some people: mine made 1 1/4 cups of hummus, which translates to 1 Weight Watchers point per 2 T serving (58 calories, 2.3 fiber, 1.7 fat, according to the ingredients I used). Thanks for this simple and tasty recipe!
It's really good with chips! If you don't mind calories.
I always love a new spin on hummus! This was great! I used soaked/cooked raw beans rather than canned because that's what I have around. Instead of the reserved fluid I used about 1Tbs water and 1 Tbs olive oil. I didn't read the directions well and blended the olives into the hummus- really great! It was just a tad spicy for my taste, but I don't care for spice at all. Will be making again with less cayenne pepper.
Love the black bean hummus! Great even without some of the ingredients listed on here. What I did: 1 Can black beans, 2 cloves garlic, cumin & paprkika (about a teaspoon each), salt and pepper to taste, and enough olive oil that it would blend smooth. Tahini is too expensive, so i omitted, and i forgot about the lemon and remembered after I already put it away-- but it was still great. Instead of the olives (i didn't have greek) I used about 2 teaspoons of olive juice from a jar of green olives I had in the fridge. This is going to be my new go-to snack.
Recipe works well with garbanzo beans too.
Although I think the recipe is a very good one, after trying it, I realize that I prefer hummus with chickpeas. I added caramelized onions, an extra clove of garlic, oil, extra tahini and extra lemon juice, and I used smoked paprika. It was delicious, but I missed the chickpeas.
Delicious! I did some minor doctoring, but not much. I too substituted olive oil for the bean liquid, and I added a little lime juice and sour cream (Just a little bit, though - too much makes it too runny!!). I like the variation from regular hummus, and I also liked all the flavor! No bland hummus here!! Thanks for a great recipe.
Very good and different hummus. A hit at the potluck dinner I took it to. It won't replace the "real thing", but it is a tasty alternative.
Love it! I skipped the lemon juice and cayenne as a personal preference and to make it toddler-friendly and it turned out fabulous. I'll confess to using just a spoon and not wasting time with chips or pita.
The best hummus I have ever had! Followed the recipe exactly (except I just dumped the whole can of beans in w/the juice). Excellent on a cucumber, tomato wheat thin sandwich!
Wow! This is delicious. As mentioned in another review, I now blend the paprika in, instead of using it as a garnish.
It's a good dip but I don't know that I'd call it hummus. I'd make it again but serve it with tortilla chips instead of pita bread.
Great recipe! My husband even loved it and he is not a fan of hummus. We doubled the recipe and used one can black beans and one can garbanzo beans. Very yummy and very easy to make!
I needed something quick and I had black beans so I picked this recipe. Alas, seems I had little else. So, here's the way I changed it up. I didn't have any lemon juice (used lime), tahini paste (used toasted sesame seed oil), or greek olives. I did, however, have some mission fig, kalamata olive tapenade, so I threw in a couple of big spoonfuls of that. IT WAS FANTASTIC! - I added another big dollop of the tapenade on top for a garnish and sprinkled the paprika. I don't know what hummus is supposed to taste like, I've never had it. But if this is anything near to the real deal - then I didn't do too badly.
This is a great recipe. So easy and just a little different than your standard hummus. I'll try this again for sure.
Super recipe. It's so good. Sometimes I add chick peas to give it more of a traditional flavor.
This stuff is awesome. My mom has a strong aversion to chickpeas, so it's difficult to make hummus for her - but she loves black beans! And she thinks this is awesome, too!
I couldn't find tahini in our grocery store, but it still tasted great without it! Yum!
I bought very expensive black bean hummus at the farmers market last year and this tastes just like it only way cheaper! Even my 4 year old son who won't eat regular hummus gobbles this stuff down!
Very good...make sure to rinse off beans with water before adding...otherwise a little too salty.
I was really disappointed after reading all the rave reviews. I thought it was way too salty! Next time I will use soaked black beans as opposed to the canned.
Yummy, and a great snack spread on veggies, crackers, etc. Did not have Greek olives so subbed Spanish manzanilla olives needing to be used, and that worked fine. Used a Vitamix blender to process the ingredients. Otherwise, made exactly as written. This was surprisingly a bit hotter than expected although fine for us . . . for those more sensitive to ‘heat’, you may want to first try 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper as more can be added if necessary. We will make this again!
This is so yummy! I found it a little too thin for my taste, so next time I would leave out the 2 TBSP of bean liquid. The only other things I changed were that I doubled the cayenne because I like spicy food and I added a little extra lemon juice. Thanks for a great recipe!
I've been making this for 2 years exactly as the recipe says. It has a great taste, and a slow warmth after you eat it. You can't go wrong with it.
perfect recipe. this hummus is go good as is. Try a little cilantro and roasted red pepper for another variety.
very very good! Just dump everything in the vitamix and perfect hummus comes out :)
Very good - not very pretty. Kinda turns out a strange gray/purple color. Served with pita chips and veggies. I think next time I would double the garlic and spices. I also would add more olives. But still good as is!
try topping this with something red.... for instance, tomatoes, roasted red peppers.. will make it prettier and more appetizing. great recipe.
Nice & easy & good. I will make this again.
I didn't have tahini so I ground roasted sesame seeds in the magic bullet. Then added the rest of the ingredients...YUM! I even skipped the cayenne and it is delicious!!
Just made this tonight. I try to follow recipes line by line the first time I make them. This one was tasty! My fiance is a hummus junky and she absolutely loved it! We will be making this on a regular basis!
so delicious! i added all of the spices, plus extra garlic and a dash of olive oil. very quick and easy and definitely a keeper.
I'm just starting the transition to a Vegan way of eating and worried that it would be difficult to adjust (especially since I am new to cooking). Not so with recipes like this! This is the first Vegan recipe I tried (followed recipe *exactly*) and I was thrilled that something so easy to prepare was also nutritious, and really quite delicious. I spread it on toasted whole wheat pita and savored every bite with accompanying "oooohs" and "ummmms". Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This recipe is super tasty. I added some fresh cilantro and used it for a veggie dip. It would be great with pita chips.
If you like tahini and you like black beans, this recipe is failproof.
Delicious!!! I made three hummus recipes this week and this one, by far, is my favorite!!! I doubled it (because I obviously really like hummus) and am really glad I did! I substituted peanut butter for tahini (as suggested by another reviewer), and used water instead of reserved liquid, otherwise I followed the directions exactly. I expected a Mexican- flavor, but it wasn't that ... just mildly spicy, rich flavor. VERY VERY GOOD!!
Quite delicious but not much different than chickpea hummus.
very easy and totally tasty great taste
This was good. The color is not too appealing but the taste was good. I like it better than the regular hummus with garbonzo beans.
I followed the directions except for the olives. The texture was very loose and didn't thicken. The taste was just so-so. I thought it was just me, but a friend of mine who is one of my "test dummies" for food, also said that it didn't taste bad, but it lacked something and the texture was way off. Thanks for the recipe. I at first gave this recipe 3 stars but ended up giving it four stars because of ease of preparation and easily found ingredients.
Try not to cut your tongue as you lick the stuff off your blender blades! I put the paprika in with everything else, because sometimes I don't read directions very well.....
This recipe is AWESOME! I am not a fan of black beans, but over vacation last week, I had some wonderful black bean hummus. Now that I'm home, I decided to make some. This recipe is just as good. I cannot wait to share it with my family! Yum!!!