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Easy Nutritious Vegan Black Bean Humus Recipes

Updated on April 28, 2013
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Quick and Easy Way to Make Black Bean Humus Using Your Blender

My husband loves black bean humus! Coming from a family of cooks, he decided to put his creative thinking cap on to develop a recipe to make his own black bean humus!

So many of the humus recipes we discovered had expensive or difficult to find ingredients. The recipe below is both easy to make with simple ingredients and has been the hit of the party anytime we have shared it with friends.

All you need to make this delicious black bean humus recipe is a GOOD blender!!

Humus with Chickpeas
Humus with Chickpeas

What is Humus?

According to Wikipedia, "Hummus is a Levantine Arab food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It is popular throughout the Middle East and in Middle Eastern cuisine around the globe."

"Hummus is high in iron and vitamin C and also has significant amounts of folate and vitamin B6. The chickpeas make it a good source of protein and dietary fiber; the tahini consists mostly of sesame seeds, which are an excellent source of the amino acid methionine, complementing the proteins in the chickpeas. Depending on the recipe, hummus carries varying amounts of monounsaturated fat. Hummus is useful in vegetarian and vegan diets; like other combinations of grains and pulses, it serves as a complete protein when eaten with bread."

Black Bean Humus
Black Bean Humus

Black Bean Humus Recipe

Here is his 'famous' black bean humus recipe!

In Vitamix, add:

2/3 cup sesame seeds

½ cup first cold pressed olive oil

2/3 cup lemon (or lime) juice

Start SLOW to prevent splashing, build VERY slowly, up to full speed. (Makes a tahini-like mush, or may substitute ½ cup tahini instead of seeds)

Add Spices:

1 slightly rounded tsp Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt

1 tsp ground cumin

1 T Oregon Spice salsa seasoning (available from or use any taco or salsa seasoning available)


2 cups cooked black beans or 1 can, undrained or may drain and rinse to reduce sodium

2 cups cooked garbanzos (chickpeas) or 1 can, DRAIN and RINSE

3-6 cloves garlic (peeled)

1 large handful (1/3 cup) pitted black olives

½ large or 1 medium onion, peeled (may also use or substitute 6 green onions and/or 4" of large leek)

Add up to 1 cup water, just enough to turn the Vitamix (only need ½ cup water, if used un-drained black beans)


1 or 2 jalapenos, or ¼ cup canned jalapeno slices, or cayenne to taste

Optional variations, add to taste:

Cilantro, Basil, Green Olives, etc.

Blend well in Vitamix, transfer to container(s), refrigerate - keeps up to 2 weeks.

Great as appetizer! Serve with chips, pita bread, tortillas, bread or crackers!!


Why a GOOD Blender for Mixing my Humus?

And Why Vitamix is the BEST Blender?

We use a Vitamix Blender for our Black Bean Humus recipe after failing completely with our old traditional blender! Grind and blending the thick humus was nearly impossible with our old blender. The machine would bog down and stall -- nearly burning out the motor. With the Vitamix, the mixer was much easier to process and seldom blogged down the machine. What a relief!!

Making our own tahini was the beauty of this recipe. Tahini is hard to come by and can be expensive. Making your own tahini in our Vitamix made this recipe easier and better tasting than using store bought tahini!

Add the beans was a cinch to finishing off the recipe. Didn't work in our previous blender!

Vitamix Blender
Vitamix Blender

What Can I Vitamix do?

The real question is what can't it do?

We have found hundreds of uses for our Vitamix, such as .....

**Blending Smoothies

**Pureeing Soups

**Chopping Veggies

**Creaming Spreads (like the humus recipe)

**Blending Frozen Desserts (hummm .... coconut milk ice cream)

Vitamix brags about their best features:

**Spill proof lid with removable lid plug

**Shatter proof container with 64 oz. capacity

**Easy grip handle

**Metal to metal container to base coupling

**Variable speed control

**Powerful 2 peak output horsepower motor

**Easy to clean (one of my favorite features!) -- just add a few drops of dish soap, some warm water, and run on high for 30 minutes!

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And .... enjoy your black bean humus!!


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Black Bean Humus
Black Bean Humus

Note from the author:

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.

Read More:


  • 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


  1. In a food processor (or Vitamix), 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.
Cast your vote for Traditional Black Bean Hummus
Black Bean Humus
Black Bean Humus

Black Bean Hummus - Posted by Lisa (Show Me Vegan)

Note by Lisa:

Vegans love our hummus. Commonly found at gatherings and typically vegan, it can be creamy, garlicky, and satisfying. My current favorite recipe is adapted from The Whole Foods Market Cookbook, with changes to the flavors and consistency to suit my taste. Inspired by a version Bottleworks restaurant previously served, I start with garbanzos and add black beans at the end to incorporate pleasing black-purple bits. Hummus is an excellent addition to veggie wraps, providing a nice foundation for keeping your veggies together in the tortilla. This wrap is made with a spinach tortilla, diced bell pepper and tomato, corn, spinach, and Chilli Peppers Hot Salt.

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  • 1 cup garbanzos -- rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • freshly squeezed juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • your favorite hot sauce
  • 1 cup black beans -- rinsed and drained
  • Optional garnish of corn kernels -- red onions -- or black olives


  1. In a food processor (or Vitamix), combine garbanzos through hot sauce until the ingredients form a coarse paste. Add black beans and pulse a few times to combine. If serving as a dip, you can sprinkle with corn kernels, red onion, or black olives, optional.

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