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 hummus made with black beans next to a plate of sliced carrots and red peppers.

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 homemade hummus, I guarantee that you won’t want to purchase it from the store. Trust me, homemade tastes 10 times better.

black bean hummus ingredients in a blender

How To Make Hummus

Ingredients Needed For Black Bean Hummus

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

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  • 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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hummus pureed in a blender

Only healthy, flavorful ingredients are found in this quick and easy to make hummus. This recipe will make about 3/4 cup.

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

carrots dipped in hummus


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Black Bean Hummus Recipe

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Small Batch Black Bean Hummus

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Appetizer
Keyword: 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

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  • Blend all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Transfer to a bowl and enjoy with crackers, chips, raw vegetables or spread on sandwiches. 


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
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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.

  3. 5 stars
    As a frequent hummus consumer, this recipe with black beans is a great way to switch it up from the traditional use of garbanzo beans. Super simple to make and pairs well with whatever you’re going to eat it with. Word of advice: Professionals eat hummus with just spoons or fingers.

  4. Delicious, I love black bean but never thought of making them into hummus. And oddly enough, I find it quite hard finding black beans in store over here in Europe. In Italy nobody black beans are not traditionally on the menu, so it’s quite a challenge getting my hands on ’em.

    1. Hi Tadeja, If you can’t find black beans, use chickpeas or garbanzo beans instead. Use the same ingredients but taste the hummus and add a touch more of the lemon juice, salt and pepper if necessary.

  5. I love this! I always buy store bought hummus because I was always to scared to make it on my own! Thanks for sharing, will have to try

  6. This looks really good, I love how easy it is to make too… I think I actually have all these ingredients which never happens! ha!

    1. I always seem to have these ingredients on hand so I make it often. Hope you get the chance to give it a try.

  7. 5 stars
    I have never made black bean hummus but it is on my to do list! My kids love hummus so much I keep a stock pile on hand for easy snacks and side dishes for dinner! This sounds amazing and a serious must try!

  8. 5 stars
    I love hummus and I have always made it with chickpeas. I don’t know why I’ve never thought to use black beans since they are my go-to bean for everything else! Can’t wait to try this.

  9. 5 stars
    I love this healthy snack that I can put together for myself! It looks so satisfying! I can’t wait to try it!!


  10. Love hummus, thanks for sharing! Question tho, which type of olive oil do you use? EVOO or a a light olive oil?

    1. Hi Karen,
      Any type of olive oil will work perfectly fine. I usually use extra-virgin because I always have a bottle in my pantry and use it all the time, but light tastes great in this recipe too.

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