My Sweet Marie

Black Bean Hummus

Posted on: June 18, 2013

Everyone loves hummus, it’s easy to make, healthy to eat and totes easily in a cooler with ice! Make a batch today and share it with a friend!


  • 1 clove   garlic
  •     1 (15 ounce) can  black beans; drain and reserve liquid       
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  •  1 1/2 tbsp. tahini (or almond butter if you are allergic to sesame)   
  • 3/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt  
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


  1. Mince garlic in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Add black beans, 2 tablespoons reserved liquid, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, tahini,  1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper; process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. Add additional seasoning and liquid to taste. Garnish with paprika and Greek olives if desired.
  4. Serve with crackers, pita bread or tortilla chips!


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