Black Bean Hummus

Black bean hummus (click through for recipe) Hummus is an absolute staple at our house. If dinner is taking a bit too long to get done, we’ll usually end up munching on hummus and chips. We have a go-to, store-bought variety we stock up on (Spicy Three Pepper from Athenos!), but when I make my own I love to change it up.

Black bean hummus (click through for recipe)  I’m a big, big fan of black beans. I get it from my mother, a South American lady herself (she’s originally from Venezuela). So I thought I’d give black bean hummus a try. I really love this particular recipe. The addition of black beans makes this feel more hearty and taste a little more earthy. Give it a try, see what you think. You can kick up the heat by adding more cayenne or some red pepper flakes. 

How to make hummusBlack Bean Hummus

8 oz (canned) black beans
8 oz (canned) chickpeas, skins removed
1/2 cup tahini
2-3 cloves garlic
juice from one lemon
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
salt + pepper

Drain the beans. Remove the chickpea skins. This is optional but will result in a smoother hummus, which I really like.

How to make hummus In a food processor, combine all the ingredients except the olive oil and salt + pepper. Process until smooth and thick. With the processor turned on, slowly stream the olive oil into the hummus. Taste and add salt + pepper to your liking. 

Black bean hummus (click through for recipe)Drizzle a little more olive oil over the top just before serving. If you don’t eat all this hummus at once, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. If it begins to dry out, stir a little more olive oil into the hummus before serving. Happy snacking! xo. Emma

 

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman, Photography by: Sarah Rhodes and Emma Chapman.

Black Bean Hummus

an easy hummus recipe made with black beans

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword appetizers, hummus

Ingredients

  • 8 oz canned black beans
  • 8 oz canned chickpeas skins removed
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • juice from one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt + pepper

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients except the olive oil and salt + pepper. Process until smooth and thick. With the processor turned on, slowly stream the olive oil into the hummus.

    Taste and add salt + pepper to your liking. 

  2. Drizzle a little more olive oil over the top just before serving. If you don't eat all this hummus at once, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Recipe Notes

If it begins to dry out, stir a little more olive oil into the hummus before serving. 

  • I love humus, my favourite used to be one with big chunks of black olive in it but I haven’t found one similar over here yet. Now I think I might just make my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Tabby
    – www.glitterinthequarter.com

  • Hummus is our go to food when it’s too hot to cook, which apparently started yesterday. This recipe is going to come in handy!

  • Deeelish…have made all of your humus recipes and this turned out to be our Fav! Great with tortilla or corn chips, crackers or veggies. Thanks for sharing ; )

  • Looks amazing! Hummus is a staple around here too. sharing on weekend reflections this morning.

  • This looks SOOO delicious. I can’t wait to try it.
    xx Sarah | Loser Girl Wins

  • I originally got the chickpea skin removal trick from Deb at Smittenkitchen.com. Honestly, it’s a homemade hummus game changer.

  • OMG!!!!!!! Im From Venezuela! No wonder you cook with black beans, I move to mexico this year and havent found a lot of good recipes!! Yai!!! You guys are great!
    PD: Do you guys speak spanish?

  • when I was a little girl back in Venezuela I hated hated hated caraotas (Black beans). Now I love them! Great marriage between chickpeas and caraotas thanks! Saludos to your mamá!

  • This sounds great and I cannot wait to try. Will you lovelys be putting this years recipes in you recipe section soon? Ild like to be able to reference this for the summer! Xo

  • I made this last night to bring to work today – everyone loves it! They are choosing it over store bought hummus every time! Thanks for a great recipe – I will definitely make it again.

  • This looks fantastic! I have never made hummus but will have to try this because it looks so easy and I heart black beans 🙂

  • Humus ! I love doing it. I will test your recipe. Thank you !

  • I was never sure how long home-made hummus would last- I’ve probably tossed batches that were still okay and this one looks like it makes a lot. Good to know… can’t wait to try!:)

  • That looks yummy! Except the cilantro. I’m one of those people that think cilantro tastes like soap. I’ll have to try this recipe without cilantro though! I’ll also be too lazy to take the skin off the chickpeas. After I mix it all up in my vitamix, I can never tell the difference between skinned and not skinned chickpeas.

  • Hummus with capsicum = bliss! This looks delicious and I’m loving the addition of black beans

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  • Those vegetables look so bright and juicy, makes me want to have some right now! oh and I love dipping them in hummus so this recipe is perfect! 😀

    http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/

  • This looks DELISH! I love hummus and I love black beans, I had never thought to put them together. So making this soon! I bet this would delicious in a veggie wrap! 🙂

    xoxo Mandy
    http://www.mandyleighblog.com

  • This is such a great recipe! When I saw this included black beans I was hooked, but after reading your mom is from Venezuela I got super excited because I’m Venezuelan too 🙂

  • I’ve tried making my own hummus so many times, just never quite works out! Have just bought a new food processor though so I’ll give this a go. Hopefully it was the machine and not me! Thanks for all your posts. WH.

  • I am obsessed with chickpeas at the moment – will definitely be trying this hummus out!

  • Mmm, this looks delicious! I know what I’m trying this weekend!

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  • sounds fabulous, i really want to make a good home-made houmous !
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to give making my own hummus a try! I love Sabra’s hummus with garlic. It’s such an easy snack to keep at school/in the sorority house! YUM.

  • yum! i’ve been wanting to try homemade hummus!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

  • Yum! I love the addition of black beans for extra protein!

    xoxo
    Taylor

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  • This sounds great! And so easy! Thanks!

    -Ashley
    www.ashleykiraand.blogspot.com

  • #omnomnomnom I really love hummus and have always wanted to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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  • You’re in luck Samantha R. We have one coming your way later this week. 🙂

    -Emma

  • sounds lovely!
    and your photos are beautiful

    www.chanellejade.blogspot.com

  • I need to try this. I love hummus, but I’ve never tried it with anything but chickpeas. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Hummus isn’t very common here in Poland but I fell in love with it when I lived in London and since that time it’s been my favourite:) I’ve never heard of black beans hummus. Need to try that. Thanks for sharing this recipe x

  • I need a food processor! This looks so much better than that crap you buy at the grocery store!

  • Humus is one of my favorite snacks!
    So so good, with either vegetables or some bread!

    But I’ve never tried it with black beans.

  • Mmmm! I love black beans and I’ve tried to make a hummus with just black beans, but it was no bueno. I never thought to mix them with garbanzo beans!

  • Excited to try this! I LOVE anything chickpea and anything black bean! So how could I pass this up?!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    http://cuddlyasacactus.wordpress.com/

  • You know–the cylinder in the top of the cuisinart lid has a little hole for drizzling in oil. Without a dishwasher, it’s a pill to wash afterwards, but makes the drizzling super easy.

  • That looks awesome! I am obsessed with hummus too- definitely from my mom who is Iranian! It’s a staple. Yum!

  • I bought Black Bean Hummus from Whole Foods about a week ago but I’d much rather make my own! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

  • ummmmm, how can something so healthy look so mouth-watering?! jk! pass the hummus! definitely gonna try this! heartofchic.com

  • Yummy! I have been looking for a GOOD blackbean hummus recipe and totally going to try this 🙂 Oh and could you guys post more fashion DIY ideas? Thanks!

  • This sounds delicious and so easy!

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    Sophie

    x

  • I love hummus! But have never had black bean hummus before. I’ll have to give it a try! Thanks for the recipe!

    Caitlin
    lifelamodeblog.wordpress.com

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