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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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Why This Recipe Works

  • Black bean hummus is quick and easy to make.
  • You only need 1 can of black beans.
  • This hummus is creamy and smooth and is made without tahini!

Ingredient Notes

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

  • Black beans: Use 1 (15-ounce) can of drained and rinsed black beans. You can also use home cooked black beans.
  • Garlic: 1 fresh garlic clove is best but you can use 1/8 of a teaspoon of garlic powder if you don't have fresh.
  • Olive oil: I use extra virgin olive oil in this black bean hummus recipe as well as in every other recipe on One Dish Kitchen that calls for olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is the least processed form of olive oil. It is an unrefined oil and the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. Because of the way extra virgin olive oil is made, it retains more true olive taste. It also contains more of the vitamins and minerals found in olives. It's my favorite type of olive oil to use but you may use a lighter olive oil instead.
  • Lemon juice and white wine vinegar: For excellent flavor!
  • Spices: Ground cumin, salt, and black pepper

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Black bean hummus pureed in a blender

Expert Tips

  • For a spicy black bean hummus, add cayenne pepper to the food processor or blender when blending the ingredients. Start with a pinch and add more as desired.
  • Serve hummus with sliced carrots, red peppers, cucumbers or with crackers, tortilla chips or as a sandwich spread.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Will This Black Bean Hummus Recipe Yield?

This recipe will yield about 3/4 cup.

Is Black Bean Hummus Healthy?

Yes, for many people it is. It is also gluten free and dairy free too.

How Long Will Black Bean Hummus Last?

It will last for 4-5 days in the fridge.

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
Diet: Gluten Free
Keywords: hummus
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 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 ground black pepper

How To Video

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

Expert Tips
  • For a spicy black bean hummus, add cayenne pepper to the food processor or blender when blending the ingredients. Start with a pinch and add more as desired.
  • Serve hummus with sliced carrots, red peppers, cucumbers or with crackers, tortilla chips or as a sandwich spread.

Nutrition

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.
      Joanie

  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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