Black bean houmous

    5 min

    Houmous made with black beans for a delicious twist. Serve with toasted pitta bread triangles and Kalamata olives.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1 (400g) tin black beans
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
    • 10 Greek olives

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. Place all of the ingredients except for the olives in a food processor or blender; process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. Add additional seasoning and liquid to taste. Garnish with paprika and Greek olives.


    Black turtle beans, or simply 'black beans' for short, are especially common in Latin American cuisine. High in fibre and packed with nutrients, they're a healthy addition to any dish. If you can't find tinned black beans, use dried.

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    This is the best recipe I've found on this site!!! I am orginally Syrian, so we are always making traditional houmous and when I decided to make this, my family was really skeptical. Everything changed when they tasted it and my mom single-handedly ate almost the whole recipe!! (this tastes more flavourful if you double the amount of the spices)  -  24 Jul 2008


    A good way to use up extra black beans, though I thought it could do with a bit more spice (will probably add more paprika and cumin next time).  -  16 Jul 2012


    I thought this was bland and lacking flavour.  -  04 Oct 2011

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