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Are you in the mood for a quick, healthy snack that’s both delicious and easy to make? This small batch black bean hummus is just the ticket and is ready in 10 minutes! Made with a single can of black beans and without tahini, it’s a simple recipe that delivers rich, satisfying flavors.

Looking for other delightful small batch dip and appetizer recipes ? Explore our variety of tasty choices like zesty Cowboy Caviar, fresh Pico de Gallo, creamy Guacamole, rich Queso, smooth Baba Ganoush, savory Mexican Corn Dip, or refreshing Tzatziki Sauce. Each dip offers unique flavors and textures, perfect for any snacking occasion.

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Why You’ll Love This Black Bean Hummus Recipe

  1. Effortlessly Simple: This recipe is incredibly simple, requiring minimal effort. With just a few basic steps and simple ingredients, you can whip up this hummus in no time.
  2. Nutritionally Rich: Packed with protein and fiber from black beans, this hummus is not only tasty but also nourishing.
  3. Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether you’re hosting a small get-together, needing a quick snack, or looking for a delicious spread for your meals, this hummus fits the bill.
  4. Customizable to Your Taste: The recipe serves as a fantastic base that you can tweak according to your preferences. Spice it up, add herbs, or blend in other flavors to make it uniquely yours.
  5. Long-Lasting Enjoyment: This hummus stores well, allowing you to enjoy it over several days. It’s a great make-ahead option for busy schedules, ensuring you always have a tasty and healthy snack on hand.

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Perfect For One: Black Bean Hummus Made Easy

Craving that creamy, flavorful dip but worried about leftover tubs spoiling? This small batch Black Bean Hummus recipe is your answer. Traditionally, made from chickpeas, tahini (a sesame seed paste), olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic, hummus is a delicious staple in Middle Eastern cuisine.

Instead of the classic chickpea and tahini base, our recipe offers a tasty twist by using black beans. This swap creates a unique flavor and texture for your hummus. Made with readily available ingredients, this quick and easy recipe lets you whip up a fresh batch of Black Bean Hummus in minutes, perfect for dipping pita bread, crudités, or even adding protein to your salad.

Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this black bean hummus made without tahini, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder.

  • Black Beans: A single 15-ounce can is all you need for this recipe, making it convenient and easy. If you prefer, cooked dried beans are a great alternative, just ensure they are properly cooked before use. If you’ve got leftover black beans consider using them in Baked Black Bean Tacos, Guacamole Salad, or Turkey Chili.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic clove is recommended for its pungent flavor, but if unavailable, 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder is a suitable substitute.
  • Olive Oil: Extra virgin olive oil is my choice for its rich flavor and nutritional benefits. It’s an unrefined oil, retaining the authentic taste and healthful properties of olives. However, a lighter olive oil or avocado oil can be used if extra virgin is not on hand.
  • Lemon Juice and White Wine Vinegar: These ingredients add a wonderful zest and tang to the hummus, enhancing its overall flavor profile.
  • Spices: A combination of ground cumin, salt, and black pepper is used to season the hummus perfectly.
  • No Tahini: Unlike traditional recipes, tahini is not used here. However, it can be added if you prefer the classic hummus taste.

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Black bean hummus pureed in a blender.

Recipe Variations

  • Hummus With Tahini: For a traditional hummus flavor, add a tablespoon of tahini. It lends a creamy texture and a nutty taste to the hummus.
  • Spicy Hummus: If you love a bit of heat, mix in some diced jalapeños or a dash of cayenne pepper. This will give your black bean hummus a spicy kick that’s perfect for those who enjoy bold flavors.
  • Citrus Infused: Enhance the zesty flavor by adding extra lemon juice or even some lime zest for a citrusy punch. This variation is great for a refreshing, tangy taste.
  • Roasted Garlic Richness: Swap the raw garlic for roasted garlic to introduce a milder, slightly sweet flavor. Roasting the garlic softens its pungency and adds depth to the hummus.
  • Herb-Filled Hummus: Mix in finely chopped fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, or chives. This not only adds a pop of color but also infuses the hummus with fresh, aromatic flavors.
  • Red Pepper Addition: Blend in roasted red peppers for a smoky flavor and a vibrant color. This variation adds a subtle sweetness and a beautiful hue to the hummus.
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Expert Tips

  • Achieve the Perfect Consistency: To get that silky-smooth texture, blend the hummus for several minutes. If it’s too thick, gradually add a bit of water or extra olive oil until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Enhance with Toppings: Elevate your black bean hummus by garnishing with toppings like a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of paprika, or some toasted sesame seeds. These add not only flavor but also an appealing visual touch.
  • Chill for Best Flavor: For the flavors to fully develop, let the hummus chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving. This resting period allows the ingredients to meld together, enhancing the overall taste.
  • Use a High-Powered Blender or Food Processor: For the smoothest texture, use a high-powered blender or food processor. These appliances are more effective at creating a creamy, homogenous blend, which is essential for good hummus.

What To Serve With Black Bean Hummus

  • Classic Dip with Tortilla Chips: Pair this hummus with crunchy tortilla chips for a classic and satisfying snack. The chips’ crisp texture complements the creamy hummus perfectly.
  • Spread on French Bread: Slather a generous layer of this hummus on sliced bread for a simple yet elegant appetizer. The soft bread pairs wonderfully with the rich flavors of the hummus.
  • Southwest Wrap Ingredient: Incorporate the hummus into wrap. Add ground meat, fresh veggies, and a dollop of this hummus for a flavorful and filling meal.
  • Veggie Platter Companion: Serve alongside a platter of fresh vegetables like carrots, celery, and bell peppers. The hummus acts as a flavorful and healthy dip.
  • Pita Bread Pairing: Stuff pita pockets with this hummus, along with salad greens and a tangy cucumber salad for a light and nutritious lunch option.
  • Rice Bowl Base: Spread a layer at the bottom of a rice bowl and top with grilled vegetables, a protein of your choice, and a sprinkle of fresh herbs for a hearty and wholesome meal.
Carrot dipped in a small bowl of black bean hummus plated with sliced carrots and red peppers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will this black bean hummus recipe yield?

This recipe will yield about 3/4 cup.

Is black bean hummus gluten-free?

Yes, it’s naturally gluten-free.

How long will black bean hummus last?

Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Can I make black bean hummus without a food processor?

Yes, a blender can work, though the texture might be slightly different.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

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Small Batch Black Bean Hummus

5 from 11 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Whip up a quick, healthy snack with our small batch Black Bean Hummus without tahini, ready in 10 minutes! Simple and packed with rich flavors, it's perfect for solo snacks or small gatherings. Enjoy this creamy, flavorful spread for dipping or alongside your favorite dishes.

Equipment

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
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
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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

  • Achieve the Perfect Consistency: To get that silky-smooth texture, blend the hummus for several minutes. If it’s too thick, gradually add a bit of water or extra olive oil until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Enhance with Toppings: Elevate your black bean hummus by garnishing with toppings like a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of paprika, or some toasted sesame seeds. These add not only flavor but also an appealing visual touch.
  • Chill for Best Flavor: For the flavors to fully develop, let the hummus chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving. This resting period allows the ingredients to meld together, enhancing the overall taste.
  • Use a High-Powered Blender or Food Processor: For the smoothest texture, use a high-powered blender or food processor. These appliances are more effective at creating a creamy, homogenous blend, which is essential for good hummus.

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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29 Comments

  1. Donna Cook says:

    What if you don’t have white wine vinegar?

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Use a little extra lemon juice instead.

  2. clauda dionne says:

    them hummus was delicious just love your recipes

  3. Dena says:

    I’m not a hummus eater because I don’t like chickpeas so this totally solved that problem. SOOOOOOO good! I used a little less garlic (I confess .. I used already minced garlic) but it was perfect for me. I left it in the fridge overnight and then had it with baked tostadas for lunch then shredded chicken & hummus on corn tortilla for dinner and then for lunch today .. had the rest of it with celery stalks because I was too lazy to peel and cut up carrots too 🙂

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      Sounds wonderful! I’m so happy you enjoyed the hummus, thank you for your feedback.

  4. Jackie says:

    I made this today, it was good, the only problem I had was that my garlic didn’t grind up.

    1. Joanie Zisk says:

      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

  5. Denay DeGuzman says:

    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!

  6. Jenni LeBaron says:

    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.

  7. L says:

    Looks amazing! Love any type of hummus 🙂

  8. Joanna Clute says:

    I would actually love to try this! I am not big on beans, but this hummus looks great.

  9. Allison Mattina says:

    It is hard to beat a good hummus. I will have to give this a try for sure!

  10. Meghan says:

    Yummy! This looks delicious. I have never tried this hummus