I made this as a quick fix when I realized I had no garbanzo beans in the pantry! It is a creamier variation on traditional Middle Eastern hummus using black beans instead of garbanzo beans. Serve with bread or tortilla chips.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
2 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the black beans, tahini, yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt in the bowl of a blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Chill 1 hour before serving. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil to garnish.

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Nutrition Facts

57 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 2.1g 1% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 0.4mg; sodium 243.9mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2009
Great taste! I used 2 cups of black beans that I had cooked from the dry beans. My whole family liked this! Next time I will cut the salt to 1/4 tsp. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2009
I made this exactly as the recipe said. This tasted really good but it is a bit runny. Perhaps it would be thicker if we didn't add the yogurt? Read More
(17)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2009
I made this exactly as the recipe said. This tasted really good but it is a bit runny. Perhaps it would be thicker if we didn't add the yogurt? Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2009
Great taste! I used 2 cups of black beans that I had cooked from the dry beans. My whole family liked this! Next time I will cut the salt to 1/4 tsp. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2010
Fantastic little snack! I just realized I used the last of the Greek Yogurt this am so I subbed cottage cheese. I used less tahini (I'm still new to it & getting used to it). Just a few shakes of sea salt. Really fresh tasting with the lemon. I really like it I'd like a little kick so I'm going to add in a bit of Cayenne. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2011
This was much better than I expected. I followed the recipe with no yogurt and after a quick taste test added more lemon juice and salt. I also added a dash of cumin and chipotle pepper flavor. I used the amount of olive oil to get the texture I wanted which was pretty creamy. I served it with tortilla chips but pita would work great as well as veggies. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2009
this was a big at my gathering. Has more of a "mexican flavor" rather than Greek because of the cumin. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
11/16/2010
I substituted cottage cheese for the yogourt since I didn't have plain yogourt at home. I think this may have been a mistake since the hummus turned out very thick and pasty - my blender had a very difficult time with it and I ended up mashing a lot by hand. Overall not a great hummus but it was a good way to use up some extra black beans I had cooked. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/18/2009
WAY too salty. Hard to get a feel for the actual taste because the salt overpowered everything. I may give it one more try without any salt added. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/16/2011
You don't need the yogurt or tahini Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2011
This is fantastic! My new favorite recipe on allrecipes.com. My husband even liked it and he's not a bean fan. I was surprised by the salt issue that some reviewers had but then I realized that I only used it with veggies - not salty chips. I can see reducing the amount of tahini. I may experiment with herbs or salsa or olives. Yummy! Read More
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