Black beans make a delicious and healthy alternative to the usual garbanzo beans in hummus. This recipe is a crowd-pleaser and a nice staple at any gathering. Your vegetarian friends and family will thank you! If you have any roasted veggies on hand those also make a great addition blended in to the hummus!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend black beans, garlic, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, salt, and black pepper together in a blender. Pour olive oil into blender in a steady stream until desired consistency is reached.

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Cook's Notes:

You can substitute 2 teaspoons crushed garlic for the fresh garlic, if desired.

You can reserve and use some of the bean liquid mixed with the olive oil to cut down on fat content, if desired.

This will keep in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

53 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 7.5g 2% DV; fat 1.6g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 171.5mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2015
This definitely is a very healthy hummus but I must admit I still like garbanzo beans better. If you have a food processor I'd recommend you use it rather than a blender. The drained garbanzos do not process well in the blender even after adding some of the reserved bean liquid...I switched to the FP. OK but not one of my favorites but I definitely like the way this breaks down nutritionally 5 stars for that. Thanks for sharing htiz. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 6
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2015
This definitely is a very healthy hummus but I must admit I still like garbanzo beans better. If you have a food processor I'd recommend you use it rather than a blender. The drained garbanzos do not process well in the blender even after adding some of the reserved bean liquid...I switched to the FP. OK but not one of my favorites but I definitely like the way this breaks down nutritionally 5 stars for that. Thanks for sharing htiz. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2015
This was a nice hummus. I was surprised at how soft the black beans got. Like anything you'll need to adjust to your taste with more/less tahini garlic cumin etc. I tried it with kalamata olives blended in as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2016
very good taste Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2018
I did not have tahini so I used sesame seed oil. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2017
This recipe was a nice change from regular hummus. The only thing I did differently was take out the tahini (we didn't have any) and swap it with equal amounts of additional olive oil with a bit more cumin. This dip didn't last more than a day a half in my house! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2020
I actually found this recipe in No Meat Athlete (by Matt Frazier). He gave the option of using 3tblsp of the reserved liquid from the canned bean instead of oil, so I followed that instruction. I have made this 3 times now. Such an easy, quick snack. The 1st black bean hummus recipe on this website adds cayenne, paprika & Greek olives to this recipe. I think I might try that next time. LOVE THIS RECIPE Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2016
I cooked black beans rather than using canned. While the recipe was a good base for my taste I also added a jalepeno (diced) another Tbsp olive oil about half Tbsp of tahini and half a lemon (maybe 1.5 Tbsp). With my recipe additions I'd give it a good 5 stars but as it was it was too bland. I've seen other recipes or other reviews mention kalamata olives and I bet that's delicious but I didn't have any. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2018
So so easy and yummy!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/23/2015
Definitely a recipe to keep handy. It hints of Tex-Mex and seems more a healthier version of refried beans than hummus. When my husband tasted it he asked where the fajitas were so I broke out the tortillas and ended up smothering it in jalapeños and served some salsa and guac on the side. I used Chef John's Tahini instead of regular and much more of it than 1 tsp. so yes this is a very good recipe but I wouldn't consider it a replacement for traditional hummus. Thank you for the recipe. Read More