Recipe of the Week: K.D.’s Quick Black Bean Hummus

Reader K.D. kindly sent us this recipe for a simple and quick black bean hummus.

  • 1 cup well-cooked black beans (can be cooked a day in advance, if kept refrigerated)
  • 1 of clove of minced garlic (use less or omit, to taste.)
  • 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice — fresh-squeezed juice is best
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper (preferably freshly-ground), to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (optional, depending on your like or dislike of cumin)

Blend all the above-listed ingredients in a food processor or blender, until nearly smooth.

It is best to let the hummus stand for 10+ minutes before serving. Can be served warm or chilled.


Serve as you would with standard hummus: in a bowl for dipping lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, celery, bell peppers, or tomatoes. Or, of course, hummus and any of those same veggies (chopped), can also be served in a pita bread wrap or even in a flour tortilla if you aren’t a purist.

Some complimentary side dishes are rice, spiced couscous, quinoa, or bulgur wheat. And tahini sauce on the side is great for dipping your pita, for the full Middle-eastern effect.


Stores refrigerated for up to 72 hours.

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