This creamy Black Bean Hummus is a delicious take on classic Hummus where Black Beans are used instead of chickpeas. This vegan, the gluten-free dip is a party favorite and can be served with tortilla chips, veggie sticks, or pita bread. Here is how to make it.
You can also try your hands on other Hummus recipes such as Sweet Potato Hummus, Roasted Pepper Hummus, Beetroot Hummus, Pumpkin Hummus, and Classic Hummus. If you try them, do let me know in the comments.
About This Recipe
Hummus belongs to Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. It is a Levantine dip made from cooked and mashed chickpeas or fava beans blended with olive oil, tahini, salt, garlic, cumin, and lemon juice.
But apart from chickpeas, you can use many other beans like edamame, black beans, peas, etc to make this classic dip recipe.
Black Bean hummus is nothing but hummus dip made from cooked, mashed black beans instead of chickpeas and blended with olive oil, tahini, salt, garlic, and lemon juice.
Not only they are tasty and results in a creamy Hummus, but Black Beans are also loaded with nutrients too including protein, fiber, calcium, and antioxidants, and thus including them in your meals is always a good idea. They are,
- High in Protein
- High in Fibre
- Rich in Vitamins & Minerals
- Low in Calories
As this Black Bean Dip is high in protein, it will keep you full for longer, making it apt to include in your weight loss diet.
Hummus made with Black beans is smoother and creamier than the classic hummus recipe which is made with chickpeas and can be served as a chip dip.
It is low in calories and is very nutritious with a high amount of fiber, protein, vitamin B, and many minerals. This is a perfect dip if you are looking for something very healthy and extremely high in protein.
This Hummus is,
- Easy & Quick
- A perfect party dip
Black Beans – Unlike other Hummus, here we have used Black Beans to make the hummus instead of Chickpeas. I have used canned beans but you can use dry beans too. I like to cook mine using an instant pot and the result is fabulous. Check out my Instant Pot Black Beans Recipe if using the dry beans.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – It is very important to use good quality extra virgin olive oil to make hummus, as it affects the taste of this creamy dip.
Tahini – This is one of the most essential ingredients in this hummus. You can either make it at home using roasted sesame seeds or use the store-bought one.
If not Tahini, you can also add roasted white sesame seeds to make this Hummus. Check out my easy Tahini Recipe if you want to make it at home. I highly recommend making it at home as it’s much economical and tastes amazing.
Garlic – Fresh garlic adds a beautiful flavor and taste that is hard to match and is a must in a Hummus recipe.
Other Ingredients – Other than black beans, you will need the classic ingredients we use to make the Chickpea Hummus. These ingredients include – lemon juice, salt, and roasted cumin powder.
I have also used some red chili flakes in this Hummus recipe, as I like it to be a little spicy, but it is completely optional.
Step By Step Recipe
Add all the ingredients including in a blender and blend to make a smooth hummus.
Add some water while blending if required. Serve with Pita Bread or any crackers of your choice.
Spicy – If you prefer your hummus to be spicy, use cayenne pepper or hot red chili powder while blending.
You can add a little in the beginning and then increase the amount of pepper as per your preference.
With Peanut Butter – If you don’t have tahini at hand or you want to give a twist to your black bean hummus, you can add low-sugar or sugar-free peanut butter. It gives a distinct flavor to the hummus.
Avocado – You can use avocado instead of olive oil and make your hummus creamier and healthier. Avocado will add the creamier texture to the hummus.
You can add a little water while grinding to make it smoother.
Artichoke – You can add artichoke hearts to the hummus while grinding and it turns out amazing.
Chipotle – Adding chipotle powder to the hummus is a wonderful combination.
It is Mexican that meets the Mediterranean winner combo. Add chipotle powder while grinding the ingredients and you have perfect dip ready.
Chickpeas – You can use a mix of black beans and chickpeas to make the hummus. Take equal parts of black beans and chickpeas and make this outstanding dish.
Jalapeno – Add finely chopped Jalapenos to the black bean mix while grinding. It makes the hummus more delicious and light.
You can serve this hummus the way you serve classic hummus. Serve it with pita, crackers, veggie sticks, tortilla chips, steamed or fresh veggies.
You can even use Black Bean Hummus as a spread in sandwiches, open toast or as part of Buddha bowls.
You can also include it in your Mezze Platter or use a thinner version for salad dressings.
This hummus will last 4-5 days in the refrigerator when stored in an air tight container.
You can freeze it for up to a month. Make the hummus and bring to room temperature before storing it in an airtight, freezer-safe container.
It is better to use it within a week, but if you are freezing, store it in individual packs. When you want to eat, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.
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Black Bean Hummus Recipe
- 500 g can Black Bean (Rinsed)
- 5-6 cloves Garlic
- 4 tbsp Tahini (Mix 4 tbsp sesame seeds with 2 tbsp olive oil and little water and blend in a blender to make a smooth paste.4)
- 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
- 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
- Add all the ingredients including in a blender and blend to make a smooth hummus.
- Add some water while blending if required.
- Serve with pita or any other crackers.