Black Bean Hummus made with simple ingredients you already have at home is a tasty, fun alternative to traditional hummus. With just 88 calories for 1/4 cup serving, it's the perfect healthy snack with veggies, baked tortilla chips, or pretzels.
I am excited to add this healthy Black Bean Hummus to our weekly hummus rotation. We always have some type of homemade hummus in our fridge for healthy snacks and this is a great addition to the Brownie Batter Chocolate Hummus and Cilantro White Bean Hummus we normally make.
Black Bean Hummus is a great twist on a traditional hummus made with chickpeas. This thick and creamy hummus incorporates the flavors of garlic, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, and paprika and comes together in less than 10 minutes. It's delicious served with fresh veggies, baked chips, or used on sandwiches and wraps. I also love to make simple hummus pizzas with it. Just toast some pita bread, cover it with hummus, and top with chopped veggies and feta cheese.
To me, this recipe naturally calls for some Southwestern or Mexican flavors because of the black beans. Think about the recipe below as your base black bean hummus recipe. It's delicious on its own but can also be jazzed up with even more flavors.
What to eat with black bean hummus?
The healthiest option is to reach for crunchy, raw veggies. Cucumbers, bell peppers, carrots, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and tomatoes all pair well with this hummus. You could also serve it with fresh pita bread, homemade baked tortilla chips, or pretzels. For a quick lunch or dinner option, use this as a spread for a sandwich or wrap alongside your favorite lunch meat and veggies. I also love to make hummus flatbread pizzas with this hummus and it's surprisingly delicious tossed with cold pasta and veggies as a dressing. Just thin it out with some extra olive oil, lemon/lime juice, or water.
This recipe is a tahini-free version since I didn't feel like it needed the extra flavor. It also cuts back on fat and calories. However, if you want the traditional sesame flavor, add in 2-4 tablespoons of tahini to the mix.
Hummus is a very healthy and a great snack or spread option. It's packed with plant-based protein and fiber from the beans and healthy fat from the olive oil Additionally, beans have tons of health benefits ranging from helping digestion to reducing inflammation. However, you want to eat hummus in moderation, especially if you are trying to lose weight since it is a calorie dense food. Also be careful fo store bought hummus that may contain additives or less healthy ingredients.
Homemade hummus will last about a week in the fridge in a covered plastic or glass container. Some people like to store it with a thin layer of olive oil on the top. Hummus can also be frozen and will last 6-8 months in the freezer.
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