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Small Batch Black Bean Hummus

Easy to make, healthy, small batch Black Bean Hummus recipe is the perfect amount to serve one, two, or just a few. A delicious alternative to traditional chickpea hummus. Enjoy with raw vegetables, crackers or tortilla chips or spread on sandwiches. No tahini needed!

A bowl of black bean hummus plated with sliced carrots and red peppers with lemon halves in the background

I’ve been making homemade black bean hummus for many years. Once I realized how easy it could be made from a few pantry and kitchen staples, I could never justify buying packaged hummus from the store.

Hummus is super easy to make. In just a few minutes with a food processor or a blender, you can have a batch ready for dipping. Once you’ve made your own, I guarantee that you won’t want to purchase hummus from the store. Trust me, homemade tastes 10 times better.

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Black beans, garlic cloves, and spices in a blender


See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • 1 can of black beans
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • white wine vinegar
  • ground cumin
  • salt
  • pepper

You’ll notice I don’t use tahini or sesame paste, it’s absolutely not necessary in this recipe.

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Black bean hummus pureed in a blender

This recipe will yield about 3/4 cup.

Enjoy it with sliced carrots, red peppers, cucumbers or with crackers, tortilla chips or as a sandwich spread.

Carrot dipped in a small bowl of black bean hummus plated with sliced carrots and red peppers


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Small Batch Black Bean Hummus in a cup

Small Batch Black Bean Hummus

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Appetizer
Keywords: hummus
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 15-ounce can black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

How To Video


  • Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.
    black beans being blended in blender
  • Transfer to a bowl and enjoy with crackers, chips, raw vegetables or spread on sandwiches. 
    Black Bean Hummus being scooped from bowl with carrot slice


Makes about 3/4 cup. Keep in refrigerator and use within two days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 3mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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24 thoughts on “Small Batch Black Bean Hummus”

    1. Hi Jackie, I’m so glad you enjoyed the hummus. As for the garlic not grinding up, you may have needed to process the garlic as well as the other ingredients longer in the food processor. Hope this helps a bit.

  1. 5 stars
    I am a huge fan of this yummy black bean hummus! I made it this past weekend for a family get-together, and it was gobbled down so quickly I barely had time to grab a bite for myself. Next time I’ll be doubling this scrumptious recipe!

  2. Yum, I love that this is small-batch so I don’t have to feel guilty about not using a whole dish up. Looks like a great recipe.

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