Black Bean Hummus Recipe
As soon as I tried this black bean hummus recipe, this immediately became my favorite spread.
Once you know how to make homemade hummus, you'll never go back to store-bought! Homemade hummus is much tastier, and of course it's great to know exactly what is in the food you eat.
This easy hummus is delicious as a dip with tortilla chips or raw vegetables. You can even use it as a sandwich spread!
This recipe is easily multiplied to serve a crowd. (I served this at our housewarming party.) It's one of my favorite food processor recipes.
Check that you have these staples at home
- in the cupboard
- dry black beans
- olive oil
- in the fridge or freezer
- bottled lemon juice
Get out your equipment
- a food processor
- a saucepan or pressure cooker for cooking the beans
- measuring cups and spoons
- a spatula
- Nice to have but not necessary
- a garlic press (if not, mince the garlic with a sharp knife)
2 Tbsp/30 mL lemon juice
1 1/2 Tbsp/22 mL tahini
1 tsp/5 mL cumin
1/2 tsp/2 mL salt
1/4 tsp/1 mL paprika
1 clove garlic, pressed
Soak some black beans overnight.
(You will need 1 1/2 cups/375 mL of cooked beans. I always cook extra, to use in other dishes or to freeze.)
Cook the beans until they are very soft - almost falling apart.
Here is how to cook dried beans.
Place 1 1/2 cups/375 mL cooked black beans, lemon juice, tahini, cumin, salt, paprika and garlic in a food processor.
Process until very smooth.
If the paste is too thick, add water or olive oil, 1 tsp/5 mL at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.
- Use freshly squeezed lemon juice in place of bottled.
- Use canned black beans instead of cooking your own.
- Use another vegetable oil instead of olive oil.
Ideas for making this recipe your own
- Experiment with different spices and flavorings. Try adding a bit of hot pepper sauce, or some diced hot peppers.
- Canned beans may be firmer than home cooked beans. If you use canned beans, you may need to add additional liquid and process for a longer time. Reserve some of the liquid from the can in case you need to add it.
- Be sure to process the hummus until it is completely smooth. You'll want to turn off the machine and use a spatula to scrape any solids down the sides as needed.
- Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. You can find it in many grocery stores, or at a natural foods store.
Serve this dip with