This creamy Black Bean Hummus is a delicious take on classic Hummus where Black beans are used instead of chickpeas. This vegan, gluten-free dip is a party favorite and can be served with tortilla chips, veggie sticks, or pita bread.
About This Recipe
Hummus belongs to Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. It is a Levantine dip made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with olive oil, tahini, salt, garlic, 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.
It is smoother and creamier than classic hummus made of chickpeas and can be served as a chip dip.
Black bean hummus is low in calories. It is very nutritious with a high amount of fiber, protein, vitamin B, and many minerals.
Black Beans – Unlike other Hummus, here we have used Black Beans to make the hummus instead of Chickpeas. Black Beans are boiled and then ground along with other ingredients to make a delicious dip.
Other Ingredients – Other than black beans, you will need the classic ingredients we use to make the Chickpea Hummus. These ingredients include – extra virgin, olive oil, garlic, tahini, 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Black bean hummus has creamier texture and is smoother than chickpea hummus.
It blends so easily and the texture is smooth. It tastes delicious and is nutritious.
To make hummus without tahini, you can just skip adding it in the recipe. The hummus will still be delicious and flavorful.
You can also add a teaspoon of roasted sesame seeds instead of Tahini to make this Hummus.
Black Beans are loaded with a lot of nutrients, including protein, fiber, calcium, and antioxidants and thus including them in your meals is always a good idea.
Spicy – If you prefer your hummus to be spicy, use cayenne pepper or hot red chilli 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 black bean hummus while grinding and it turns out amazing.
Chipotle – Adding chipotle powder to the black bean 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 it the way you serve classic hummus. Serve it with pita, crackers, veggie sticks, steamed or fresh veggies.
You can even use it 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.
It will last 4-5 days in the refrigerator when stored in an air tight container.
You can freeze black bean hummus 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.
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.