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Easy Black Bean Hummus

September 12, 2010

Hi guys! This weekend, our cooking has been kept at a minimum for some reason—lots of sandwiches, salads, and veggie burgers.  Do you ever have those weekends where you just don’t feel like cooking?

This morning, however, I finally felt the urge to spend a little more time in the kitchen…and by little, I mean *leeeetle*—this hummus took all but ten minutes to throw together, but it scratched my cooking itch!

Black Bean Hummus


1 1/2 cups (one can) of black beans, rinsed and drained

2 tbsp. tahini

2 garlic cloves

juice and zest of 1 lime

1/3 cup cilantro

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

salt to taste


Throw all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth, stopping a few times to scrape down the edges.  Enjoy!

black bean hummus

black bean hummus 

Very tasty! The tahini makes this hummus really smooth and thick.  I enjoyed it in a whole wheat pita with some salsa and avocado slices for lunch.  Give it a try!

We’re off to State College to meet Danielle and her husband for mini-golf! Let’s hope my mini-golf skills are stronger than my pitch ‘n’ putt skills.  Oy.

Hope you’ve had a great weekend!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. September 12, 2010 7:52 pm

    sweet recipe 🙂 where do you get your tahini? i can’t seem to find it anywhere but whole foods and it’s fairly pricey there…

  2. September 12, 2010 8:11 pm

    what a great idea! can you really taste the cilantro? len doesn’t like cilantro at all…. or onions….. sigh.

  3. September 12, 2010 9:16 pm

    I have a ton of black beans in my fridge leftover from this past week. I need to use ’em up!

  4. September 12, 2010 9:56 pm

    Mmmm the perfect medium between bean dip & hummus!

  5. September 12, 2010 10:18 pm

    This looks really good! I like that you used cilantro. I may try putting herbs in my next homemade hummus. Also, where do you get tahini? I have yet to really search for it, but it’s keeping me from making “true” hummus at home…

  6. September 12, 2010 10:58 pm

    My groceries seem to be devoid of tahini as well.
    Fred Meyer claims that they carry it, but it seems to be out every single time I shop there!
    Maybe its just that good? 😉

  7. September 12, 2010 11:27 pm

    This recipe looks wonderful, can’t wait to try! Thanks. Love all the hummus variations. Our cooking has been lacking this weekend too because I need to get to the grocery store, but have not had time yet. Tomorrow … maybe. 🙂

  8. thehungryscholar permalink
    September 13, 2010 1:17 am

    That looks fantastic. I have a lot of weekends where I don’t feel like cooking. I also don’t feel like leaving my bed.

  9. September 13, 2010 2:21 am

    I don’t feel like cooking almost every day…baking I don’t mind. Cooking is a whole other ball game.

    I love black bean hummus but I don’t like how expensive tahini is!

  10. September 13, 2010 2:52 am

    Cloves…interesting. I never ever think to use them.

  11. greensandjeans permalink
    September 13, 2010 3:54 am

    I am officially adding tahini to my grocery list!

  12. September 13, 2010 4:49 am

    LOVE blackbeans as an alternative to chickpeas/garbanzos in hummus! i used to make an identical one that i would blend with spinach.. the spinach seems like it would be too much but it was really good!!

    love mine with lots of garlic too ❤


  13. September 13, 2010 12:08 pm

    Love homemade hummus, but I’ve never made black bean! Looks great.

  14. September 13, 2010 1:16 pm

    Andddddddddddd THIS is why I need a food processor. That looks amazing!

  15. September 13, 2010 2:22 pm

    Yum, I love black bean hummus. Your recipe looks delicious! 🙂

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