Chipotle Black Bean Hummus

Black bean hummus with a kick of spicy, smoky chipotle peppers and topped with pico de gallo is a twist on a traditional hummus recipe. Combine everything in a food processor, blend and serve with tortilla chips, pita, vegetable sticks, or crackers for an easy appetizer or snack.

overhead shot of hummus in a bowl with tortilla chips.

This easy hummus is a combo of two favorite things – a creamy, spreadable hummus dip made with tahini and olive oil with some favorite salsa ingredients like fresh cilantro, chipotle peppers, and chili seasonings. Instead of chickpeas, we’ve got black beans and instead of lemon juice, it has a twist of lime. It’s a Middle Eastern meets Mexican mash-up that is perfect for all the appetizer-worthy events like game-day, holidays, and happy hours.

And, of course, it’s easy. As in, pop everything in the food processor and blend. If you make it ahead it only gets better because the time allows all the flavors to fully mix, mingle, and marry together.

ingredients for the recipe.

Ingredients

  • Black beans
  • Tahini 
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Chipotle pepper in adobo
  • Garlic clove
  • Ground cumin
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt

How to Make It

Place all of the hummus ingredients in a food processor and puree it until it’s smooth. That’s it. That’s all you have to do.

Garnishes and Scoopers/Dippers

You can serve the hummus just as it is or dress it up with garnishes.

  • Spoon some pico de gallo on top. You can use prepared pico de gallo or make homemade pico. You could also use some salsa.
  • Add a little adobo sauce from the can of chipotle pepper. Just a smear will do.
  • Sprinkle some chopped cilantro over the top.
  • For serving, add some pita bread, pita chips, tortilla chips, veggie sticks, or crackers for scooping and dipping.

FAQ

How long does it keep?

It will keep well for three to four days in the refrigerator.

Can you freeze black bean hummus?

No, it won’t freeze so can’t I recommend it.

Can you use other kinds of beans?

You can go more traditional and use chickpeas (garbanzo beans) for this recipe. Or try some white beans like cannellini beans.

What is tahini?

It’s a Middle Eastern sauce or paste made from sesame seeds. You can buy tahini at the grocery store or you can make your own homemade tahini (recipe from Amira’s Pantry) if you’re feeling very DIY.

Can you make hummus without tahini?

Yes, you can leave it out if you prefer. It will just have a different flavor.

black bean hummus in a bowl topped with pico de gallo.

If you love hummus, you should give this black bean hummus recipe a try! It’s a medley of all kinds of flavors that make for one delicious dip or spread. I hope you love it!

Happy hummus-making!

April
a chip being scooped in the dip.

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Chipotle Black Bean Hummus

a chip being scooped in the dip.

Black bean hummus with a kick of spicy, smoky chipotle peppers and topped with pico de gallo is a twist on a traditional hummus recipe. Combine everything in a food processor, blend and serve with tortilla chips, pita, vegetable sticks, or crackers for an easy appetizer or snack.

  • Author: April Anderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup tahini 
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup packed fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons chipotle pepper in adobo paste + additional for topping if desired
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil + additional for topping if desired
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pico de gallo, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all of the hummus ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and top with the pico. Add some pita chips, tortilla chips, veggies sticks, or crackers for serving.

Notes

You can make it ahead, but wait to add the pico de gallo until you’re ready to serve it.

It will keep for up to three to four days in the refrigerator.

The nutrition estimate doesn’t include the pico.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 211
  • Sugar: 0.4g
  • Sodium: 559.5mg
  • Fat: 10.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.8g
  • Fiber: 8.1g
  • Protein: 9.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: black bean hummus, Mexican hummus

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