Savory Black Bean Hummus

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins


  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 can black bean liquid
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 cans Black beans rinsed and drained but reserve the liquid from one can
  • 2 TBSP Tahini
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 TBSP olive oil (optional)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground corriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp sumac
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • avocado oil, cotija cheese, cilantro, sumac, red chili flakes, and jalapenos for garnish


  1. In a large food processor, combine garlic, 1 can of the liquid from the black beans, and salt until the garlic has been reduced to fine pieces.
  2. Turn the food processor off and add the black beans and tahini. Turn the food processor on and let it run until the black beans have been completely smoothed out and resemble a purple paste. Add in your lime juice and continue to process. If your dip seems too thick, you can add additional olive oil, but if you're happy with the consistency move onto the next step.
  3. Add your cumin, ground coriander, black pepper, sumac, and cayenne. Return food processor onto high and mix until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  4. Serve in a shallow bowl and top with avocado oil, cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, sumac, red chili flakes, and or a sliced jalapeno. Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Notes

Sumac is a delightful spice that has strong notes of citrus so if you don't have it on hand, you can substitute it with lime and lemon zest. Although, we highly recommend stocking some of this in your pantry as it's a bright and flavorful addition to soups, salad dressings, fish, poultry and more.