Smoky Black Bean Hummus


Do you know why this recipe is unlike any hummus recipe you have tried before? The secret is the chipotle peppers. It gives the hummus that rich smoky taste, but isn’t overly spicy.

Bean Hummus
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  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 (15 oz) can of black beans, drained, and liquid reserved
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini (ground sesame seed paste)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 chipotle pepper and 1 Tablespoon reserved adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or lime juice adds a little extra zest)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Mince garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Add beans, 2 tablespoons of reserved liquid, tahini, cumin, salt, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, and cayenne pepper; process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. In a small bowl mix olive oil and lemon juice together. Slowly drizzle mixture until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Garnish with paprika. Serve with chips or as a spread on a sandwich or wrap.
Note: I usually add half of the reserved bean liquid and half of olive oil to make it creamier. Or I have also topped it with a little olive oil.