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Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Hummus

Unexpected company? You likely have everything you need in your pantry to quickly put together this twist on conventional hummus.


  • 1 cup black beans, cooked and drained, some juice reserved (canned okay)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 jalapeño, deveined and seeded, or a few pickled jalapeño rings
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt, to taste


Put all the ingredients in a food processor. Process until the ingredients form a creamy purée. If the hummus is too thick, blend in a tablespoon of water or reserved bean juice. Serve with baked tortilla wedges, pita bread, raw vegetables, or tortilla chips.

Serves 4Recipe adapted from