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Black Bean Hummus Recipe

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Black bean dip
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Although black beans are not usually included in Middle Eastern cooking, they make such a nice alternative to chickpeas in hummus. Black beans are also very healthy and high in anti-oxidants.

Tahini is included in the recipe and can be store bought or made from scratch.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 can black beans, drained (15 oz)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


In a food processor, process all ingredients until smooth and creamy. If it is too thick, add half a teaspoon olive oil and a half teaspoon lime water. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator in airtight container.

Serve with hot pita bread, pita chips, veggies, or tortilla chips.
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 4 out of 5
Mmm...mmm...good, Member summer08dp

I modified the recipe slightly by using twice the amount of lime juice and adding a pinch of cayenne, but all in all a great recipe. I used this a base for a wrap, added sliced Kumatos (brown tomatoes...awesome), thinly sliced red onion, arugula, and sliced avocado. This sandwich helps to show the non-vegan people in my life, that being a vegan doesn't mean eating bland tofu and salad. There is a world of recipes and ideas out there that will make you think 'why did I ever need meat in the first place!""

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