Black Bean Hummus | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Black Bean Hummus

I have to admit, even though I have committed to the Sunday Supper movement this month, most Sundays my family eats out. I make a nice big breakfast that we all sit down and enjoy, but then I get the rest of the day off from cooking.  This week, we enjoyed an excellent Italian meal in Cleveland's Little Italy.  I had the most amazing veal Parmesan I have ever eaten.  It was pounded paper thin and not coated in any breading nor deep fried, but simply topped with a tomato sauce and melted mozzarella.  It was fork tender and I enjoyed every last bite!

On Sundays, we usually only eat the two meals, breakfast and dinner...which, depending on what time we eat dinner, leaves us a little munchy in the evenings.  Insert:  Black Bean Hummus.

I know I've mentioned before, how much my entire family is hooked on AMC's Breaking Bad, and well, Sunday nights around here are scheduled for Breaking Bad!  My son comes down and for an hour in the evening, we all sit and watch the show together...and sometimes enjoy a snack. And hey, if Breaking Bad isn't your thing and football is, this makes a great football or tailgate snack too!  This Black Bean Hummus is the PERFECT snack to enjoy together!

No need to have any special ingredients, because this hummus is made with things you will probably all have in your pantries already.  It's spicy and flavorful and makes a great healthy snack.  You can serve this hummus with pita triangles, tortilla chips or assorted veggie dippers.

Black Bean Hummus
adapted from Allrecipes

Printable Recipes

Servings - 8   Serving Size - 1/8th of recipe   Points Plus per Serving - 2 Points+
Calories - 83.8,    Total Fat - 1.3g,   Carb.- 13.5g,   Protein  5.3g,   Fiber - 4.8g 

2 cloves garlic, peeled
1-15oz. can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 TBS creamy peanut butter
2 TBS lemon juice
2 TBS water
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
cayenne pepper, to your liking
paprika, olive oil and olives, for garnish, if desired

  1. In food processor,  combine the garlic, black beans, peanut butter, lemon juice, water, ground cumin and salt.  Process until creamy.  Add in as much cayenne as you like.  Garnish with paprika, olive oil, and olives, if desired. 

I know, you are probably thinking...ewww...beans and peanut butter??  But it really works so good.  You don't really taste the peanut butter at all, but there is a great depth of flavor going on here.  
Give this "different" hummus a chance!  Call your whole family around and enjoy this healthy snack together!

If you like a more traditional hummus, check out my Homemade Hummus.


  1. Yum! I love black bean anything, but the peanut butter and cumin in this make me think I would love this.

  2. I never thought of making hummus with black beans - it sounds awesome Renee!

  3. Looove hummus! Any kind of bean dip is awesome in my book. I've heard of using pb instead of tahini but have never tried it. I'd do it though!

    1. This is the first time I used PB to replace tahini too...and it really works!

  4. Is the 1/8th of the recipe a tablespoon or something? I can't tell from the recipe. It's easier when dip recipes nutritional info is done by tablespoons or a 1/4th of a cup for me. I find it difficult to separate things into 8 individual servings to find out. I'd end up eating half of it, especially something that looks as good as this does!

    1. Hi! I believe the recipe made approx. 2 cups give or take. I didn't measure it out. But if you divide 2 cups by 8, you get about 1/4 cup per serving. Hope this helps!


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