5 minute black bean hummus- a delicious new way to enjoy your hummus, with a bit of a southwestern kick! Canned or home cooked black beans are pureed with lime juice, tahini, garlic and some spices for a creamy and delicious hummus recipe. Gluten-free, vegan and clean eating.
It’s been a few months since I shared my absolute favorite Easy Homemade Hummus recipe with you, and I thought it would be fun to play around with it!
While this 5 minute black bean hummus is far from an authentic hummus recipe, it is just as easy and oh-so-tasty! Just a few simple pantry ingredients and a food processor is all you will need to have creamy, delicious black bean hummus with a bit of kick to it!
This black bean hummus is perfect to prep on Meal Prep Sunday; it goes perfectly as a dip with veggies, or crackers, on a sandwich or wrap, or even as part of a Buddha bowl recipe. Not only that, but you can freeze it, which is super convenient for when those snack attacks hit you have no homemade hummus in the fridge.
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How to make black bean hummus
To make this hummus, you will need some black beans (canned or cooked yourself; either works), tahini, olive oil, lime juice, garlic and some spices. All you need to do is blend it all up in the food processor (this is the one I own)!
- If you are using canned black beans: reserve the liquid from the can. Blend the tahini, olive oil, lime juice, garlic and spices with 1/4 cup of the can liquid before adding in the beans…this is the key to a creamy dreamy black bean hummus! You can add more liquid as needed to thin out the hummus.
- If you are using beans you cooked yourself, this step is not needed, as you are going to have super creamy hummus anyway. Pictured in these photos are black beans I cooked in the Instant Pot (stay tuned for a tutorial on how to do this!)
What goes well with this black bean hummus recipe? Really, almost anything you can dip or dunk! Tortilla chips, crackers, veggies, etc. It also is delicious spread on a sandwich or wrap, and even would be great in a Buddha bowl or taco salad.
Can you freeze black bean hummus? YES. I portion it out in a freezer bag, squeeze the air out and freeze it flat. After it freezes flat, you can store it upright for easier organization.
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Tips for the perfect black bean hummus recipe
- his is my favorite food processor! I have not had success making hummus in a blender, sadly.
- I have tested with canned black beans and home cooked black beans and enjoyed both versions.
- Looking for more healthy meal prep snacks? Try these 3 Healthy Greek Yogurt Fruit Dips, these Cheesy Spinach Quinoa Cups or these Freezer Mini Pizzas 2 Ways or this round up with 36+ Healthy Snack Recipes
5 Minute Black Bean Hummus
- 15 oz can of black beans (liquid reserved); see *
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (more for heat)
- In the base of a 7 cup food processor fitted with a steel blade, blend 1/4 cup of liquid from the can of black beans with garlic, olive oil, tahini, lime juice and spices for 1 minute, until smooth and frothy.
- Add the black beans and blend for another 1-2 minutes, until creamy and smooth. You may need to scrap down the sides and lid with a spatula.
- Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer in a freezer bag for up to 3 months.