The Bodacious Bean/Week 2- Black Bean Hummus

Welcome back for another installation of The Bodacious Bean. This week’s recipe is a flavorful Black Bean Hummus.

Black Bean Hummus

Yeah, we eat hummus here in the South. It’s even one of my daughter’s favorite foods. She’s a rare and complicated child though. Well, not that complicated. It certainly makes our lives easier when she’s up for trying new things and settles on a few that we enjoy regularly too. What’s complicated about that?

 Making  hummus is easy as, well … hummus. This recipe replaces the usual chickpea (or garbanzo bean) with yummy black beans. It’s tasty and spicy and garlicky and … you fill in the blank after you try it.

Basically, mix all of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. That’s it. Serve this Black Bean Hummus with celery, carrots, pita chips, pita bread, or your favorite chip or cracker. I really like it on celery. A bunch.

One note, this recipe makes about 4 cups. That’s a lot of hummus, so you can easily half the recipe, or third it, or fourth it. Whatever you like, just make it. It’s good stuff, y’all.


Black Bean Hummus
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An easy homemade hummus packed with flavor.
Serves: Makes about 4 cups.
  • 2 – 15 ounce cans black bean, drained
  • ¾ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, packed
  • 1 cup diced sweet onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt & Pepper to taste (I used ¼ teaspoon of each)
  1. In a food processor combine all ingredients until smooth. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve.
*FYI – My standard size food processor was pushed to the max. So if you have a smaller food processor or appetite, you may consider reducing recipe, although this hummus is too good to only make a small amount – just wanted you to be aware.

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      I discovered hummus at a get together this summer and really like it! I even went to the health food store to get the tahini. I love the fact that I can consume as much as I want and not feel guilty like I would if it were chip dip.

      Thanks for the different recipe – can’t wait to try it.

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      I love making my own hummus too! I like to add a bit of mustard to mine and serve them with homemade pita chips. YUM!

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      justeatfood says

      This is one of those things that after I see it I think ‘duh’! I could have been enjoying black bean hummus all this time! Thank you so much for the enlightenment. Looks so wonderful. I’m definetly bookmarking this for further study :)

      Best, Emily

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      Sara @ Our Best Bites says

      I’ve been playing around with black bean hummus lately and used most of the same ingredients. Mine isn’t quite perfect yet so I think I’ll just make yours! It looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing!


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      Sandie says

      Love hummus and I have to say, that’s the most gorgeous photo of any type of hummus I’ve ever seen. Stunning…just stunning.

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      Tony Brown says

      I don’t know If I said it already but …I’m so glad I found this site…Keep up the good work I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog. Thanks, :)

      A definite great read..Tony Brown

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      Scizzorgal says

      Just happened across your site, AWESOME!!! This black bean hummus looks amazing! Trying it VERY soon! Thank you

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      Suzy says

      I love black beans so was very excited to find this post. When I made it, I substituted a small can of diced jalapenos for the cilantro. Very tasty but definitely left the mouth burning. Next time I’ll cut back on the cayene pepper and see if that helps.

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