Black Bean Hummous

    5 minutes

    This is absolutely the best hummous I have ever had. It is great with toasted pitta bread. Add more lemon juice if the houmous tastes like it needs a lift.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 clove garlic
    • 400g tin black beans
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
    • 10 Greek olives

    Preparation:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Place all of the ingredients except for the olives in a food processor or blender and process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Add additional seasoning and liquid to taste. Garnish with paprika and Greek olives.


    Black turtle beans, or simply 'black beans' for short, are especially common in Latin American cuisine. High in fibre and packed with nutrients, they're a healthy addition to any dish. If you can't find tinned black beans, use dried.

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    This is the best recipe I've found on this site!!! I am orginally Syrian, so we are always making traditional hummus and when I decided to make this, my family was really skeptical. Everything changed when they tasted it and my mom single-handedly ate almost the whole recipe!! (this tastes more flavorful if you double the amount of the spices)  -  23 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this hummus with black beans at first and it turned out good. However, when I substituted black beans with garbanzo beans - it turned out even better! You will need to use more liquid with garbanzo beans, though.  -  26 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very good hummus, but very different from the classic garbanzo bean variety. My brother and I took this on our cross-country trip and ate some every day for 5 days straight and didn't get tired of it! The key to getting that hummus taste out of the black bean is the tahini. If you don't use tahini, you may as well just have some refried beans from your local Mexican restaurant. This is also an easy recipe to vary with other ingredients. Just remember that if you're going to add different spices, use fresh ones! There is no substitute!  -  22 Oct 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)