October 12, 2011

Black Bean Hummus

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Do you know what I find terrifying?

Like Halloween-level super scary?

More frightening than accidentally watching one of those ghosty shows on the History Channel?

One thing.

A world without beans.

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Black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, cannellini beans—I love them all.

Do you know what else is fabulous?


Because it contains beans.

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This black bean hummus goes so far beyond merely substituting black beans for chickpeas. Between the cilantro, lime, cumin, garlic, and jalapeƱo, this is one of those things that goes from tasty to addictive within a single bite. You can get all healthy with it and pair the hummus with carrot and celery sticks. There’s toasted pita, or perhaps spreading it in a tortilla to help give a normal burrito a flavorful kick. It’s great with chips, if a simple bean dip vibe is what sounds yummy, and that’s really just the beginning of all the marvelous ways you can enjoy this gorgeous stuff.

It’s also insanely delicious licked straight off the spoon at two in the morning.

Um…or so I’ve been told.

Grab the recipe at Cooking Light.


  1. O-M-G! And this deserved about 10 more OMG's! Love the color, love the texture and love your photos. I adore hummus but have yet to make it with black beans - I'm adding this to my list of must-makes. Thanks you SO much for inspiring me...

  2. I have eaten once white bean hummus and I bet your black bean hummus tastes as good as it looks or even better!

  3. This post is so fetish-worthy, I've been inspired to include it in my Friday Food Fetish blog. If you have any objections, please let me know

  4. I feel the some way about beans. Just bought some peruano (sp?) beans yesterday after seeing them on a blog post. Your bean dip doesn't look scary at all, it's very inviting!

    Oh- and just came off of a summer filled w/ Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures :)

  5. I could eat hummus until it comes out of my ears. That's happened before. I really love your black bean take on it - especially with the jalapeno heat then the cilantro and zesty lime. NICE.

  6. You, my friend, obviously know what's up. I l-o-v-e beans. My husband? Not so much. It's sad, really.

    Your dip looks amazing. I'm wolfing down some hummus right now. Love your addition of black beans. I'll definitely be trying this one out. Thanks!

  7. I'd have to agree with you. A world without beans would just be horrible.
    This looks amazing! I'm gonna have to make this. Always looking for fun dip ideas.

  8. A world wout beans totally scary..i live off beans, lol

    great hummus!!!

  9. Oh my god, as if regular houmous wasn't awesome enough. This in a burrito sounds like a life-changing experience.

  10. @JavelinWarrior: hehehe Thank you so much! I highly recommend that you give black bean hummus a try. And thanks for featuring it!

    @Roxana: It's delicious!

    @The Cafe Dietitian: If you can handle Ghost Adventures, you are much stronger than I. :D

    @Suzler: Hummus overload really does sound like one of the more preferable ailments. :D

    @Lauren: Beans are totally the best! Hope you like it!

    @Kristen: Wouldn't it?! Thanks!

    @Vianney: hahaha Thanks!

    @Indigo: You reminding me of this in a burrito makes me want to make it all over again!

  11. i like your food pictures and want to invite you to try out tastingspot.com. it's for anyone that just wants another place to submit photos and share it will other foodies.


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