Black Bean Hummus


I stumbled upon this beautiful black bean hummus over a decade ago. It’s been so long that I’m not sure where I first spotted it, but it was most likely in a magazine. This hummus is so quick to make and it’s incredibly versatile. It can be enjoyed as a flavorful spread on a sandwich or tostada, or as a dip with pita bread, tortilla chips, or chopped vegetables. And it’s so high in protein and healthy fats that it’s practically a meal in itself! In fact,  black beans add even a little more protein and bone-building nutrients like calcium and magnesium than the chickpeas in traditional hummus.

Black Bean Hummus - a perfect dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan party dip!

Special Diet Notes: Black Bean Hummus

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Black Bean Hummus
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I honestly don't recall where I first stumbled across this unique hummus blend.
Serves: 1½ cups or about 8 servings
  • 2 cups or 1 15-can black beans, drained
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce or wheat-free tamari (for gluten-free)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Hot pepper sauce, to taste
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped, or to taste (optional)
  1. Place the black beans, tahini, water, oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, and cumin in your food processor, and blend until well combined. If you don't have a food processor, you can mash it together with a fork and use a hand blender for a creamier finish.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and fold in the hot sauce and cilantro, if desired.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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