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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

81 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 10.3g 3% DV; fat 3.1g 5% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 426.9mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2007
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 changed when they tasted it and my mom single-handedly ate almost the whole recipe!! (this tastes more flavorful if you double the amount of the spices) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2011
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. Read More
(15)
733 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2007
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 changed when they tasted it and my mom single-handedly ate almost the whole recipe!! (this tastes more flavorful if you double the amount of the spices) Read More
(301)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2003
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. Read More
(178)
Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2006
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. Read More
(93)
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2010
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!! Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2003
WOW!! This is great and SO simple! For an extra kick substitute 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice with lime juice. Fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2003
Very easy and healthy recipe. A nice way to enjoy black beans. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2013
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." Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2008
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! Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2011
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. Read More
(15)
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