What’s better than regular hummus? Black bean hummus! This recipe has been in my family for about 20 years, courtesy of my mother.
I will often take this recipe along with my regular hummus recipe to social gatherings. Without fail, everyone raves over the black bean hummus.
Don’t get me wrong, my hummus recipe is fantastic. But I think there are two types of people–those who love chickpeas and those who aren’t big fans. So my regular hummus is adored by people who love hummus, but gets a big “meh” from those who aren’t huge on garbanzo beans.
But the black bean hummus is loved by all. And it truly has a great flavor. A note of caution–make sure to use gluten free black beans. I know that seems obvious, but finding gluten free beans can be tricky.
A key ingredient in this recipe is the fresh lemon juice. Don’t skimp–buy a lemon or two and use fresh juice! It makes a significant difference in the flavor.
BLACK BEAN HUMMUS
- 1 Can Black Beans (15 oz)
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
- 2 Tbsp Tahini
- 1 tsp Olive Oil
- 3/4 tsp Cumin (ground)
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne
- 1/4 tsp Paprika
- 8 Kalamata Olives
- Drain the beans of any excess fluid.
- Add all ingredients to a food processor.
- Process in a food processor until smooth.
- Makes about 2 cups. If garnish is desired, serve with fresh basil leaf.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK BEAN HUMMUS
Did you know that black beans may help strengthen bones and may help manage blood pressure due to their calcium, magnesium, and potassium content?
Black beans have also been shown to be helpful with managing diabetes due to the fiber content and reducing the risk of heart disease due to the prevalence of folate, B6, saponins, and quercetin.
But the benefits don’t stop there. The selenium found in black beans helps detoxify some cancer-causing agents. So not only is black bean hummus delicious, it’s also healthy!