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Spicy Black Bean Hummus

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This spicy black bean hummus is healthy and makes a great dip for vegetables. It also makes a great spread for wraps. Low in calories and delicious.

hummus on a plate with chips.
Tasty black bean and jalapeño hummus

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Hummus is one of my favorite snacks to eat because it makes a great, hardy snack that is filling and healthy. I enjoy eating hummus as a dip for vegetables and as a spread on wraps.

It’s also a great replacement to dressings and sauces. Traditionally, hummus is made with chickpeas as the base, which is why it’s usually lighter in color. For this spicy black bean hummus, I use black beans which can also be blended down into a smooth consistency, the same as chickpeas. 

I use some of my favorite flavors with cilantro, lime and jalapeño. Typically, I prefer my hummus to be on the spicier side. However, the heat can be controlled by adding as little or as many jalapeño seeds as desired. I added the whole pepper to mine and loved it.

What Are Black Beans?

Black beans are classified as legumes. They are available year round and can be purchased dried or canned. Their meaty texture makes them popular in vegetarian dishes.

What Are The Benefits Of Eating Black Beans?

Health benefits or eating black beans include maintaining bone structure and strength because of the iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc. Also, a healthy digestion because of their fiber content. 

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Easy to make black bean hummus

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Perfect for parties or gatherings.
  • Made in under 10 minutes.
  • No cooking involved.

Ingredients You’ll Need

How To Make This Recipe

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Spicy black bean hummus process

Making the hummus comes together quickly because it’s all done in the food processor. 

Step 1:

Place all the ingredients into a food processor, or blender, and blend until smooth.

Step 2:

Spoon into a bowl and garnish with additional cilantro, if desired. 

hummus scooped on a chip.
The best spicy black bean dip

How Do I Store Hummus?

Hummus can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

Yield: 8 Servings

Spicy Black Bean Hummus

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This spicy black bean hummus is healthy and makes a great dip for vegetables. It also makes a great spread for wraps. Low in calories and delicious.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, about 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded if desired
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.
  2. Spoon into a bowl. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 262mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Monday 3rd of February 2020

Great hummus to make over the weekend for a small party with friends. Healthy and delicious. It was nice to read about all the benefits, too!

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

Monday 3rd of February 2020

Such a tasty idea for a hummus! Absolutely love black beans so will be making this!


Monday 3rd of February 2020

Made it for the family and it was a hit!

Kelly Anthony

Monday 3rd of February 2020

I love black beans especially paired with lime, cilantro, and jalapenos. I like how you can adjust the recipe spice depending on who you are feeding.


Monday 3rd of February 2020

Fantastic spread to make over the weekend - definitely the one I would really enjoy. Yummy!

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