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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


  • 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 coarsely ground 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


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.


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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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!!


  8. 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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