Spicy Black Bean Hummus

I’ve written about it before, but I’ll say it again. I love hummus. I tend to stick to a classic recipe, but with the extra black beans I saved in the freezer from our Beef Taquito recipe, I thought I would try out to make black bean hummus. I highly recommend cooking with organic dried beans; they take some time to prep, but are much cheaper than buying in cans. I have to admit, the ingredients didn’t look so appetizing in the food processor. Jeff asked me why I would photograph the “before”. And he’s right. So I am only showing you the “after”. I swear the finished hummus looks like chocolate mousse. But it is really delicious; such a wonderful take on hummus, with just the right amount of background heat from the cayenne pepper. I can’t wait to put this on a wrap with veggies. Yum!

Spicy Black Bean Hummus


  • 2 cups cooked black beans (or canned)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you like it spicier)


Put all of the ingredients, except the oil, in a food processor (I own this one) and pulse to blend. With the processor on, begin streaming the olive oil through the feed tube until smooth. Add more seasoning to taste.

black bean hummus

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