Easy 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 is one of my favorite snacks to eat because it makes a great, hardy snack that is filling while being 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. While store bought hummus can be good, once I started making my own at home I realized how much better it tastes. Traditionally, hummus is made with chickpeas as the base, which is why it’s usually lighter in color. For this recipe, 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 here 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.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Perfect for parties or gatherings
- Made in under 10 minutes
- No cooking involved
What you’ll need to make this recipe.
- Canned black beans
- Olive oil
- Jalapeño pepper
How to make this recipe
Making the hummus comes together quickly because it’s all done in the food processor.
1 – Place all the ingredients into a food processor, or blender, and blend until smooth.
2 – Spoon into a bowl and garnish with additional cilantro, if desired.
How do I store my Hummus?
Hummus can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
Calories per serving (2 Tbsp): 56
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Easy Healthy Black Bean Hummus
- 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice, about 1 lime
- 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded if desired
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp water
- Place all ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.
- Spoon into a bowl. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, if desired.
- 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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