There are tons of hummus varieties available to purchase, from roasted red pepper to spinach and artichoke. But making homemade hummus takes next to no time, tastes fresher — and the best part is you can experiment with unique ingredients to make it even more delicious and nutritious.
If you're always aiming to get more fiber in your diet, this recipe made with black beans instead of garbanzos will offer slightly more than a traditional hummus recipe. Half a cup of black beans contains six grams of fiber and seven grams of protein. And while chickpeas contain the same amount of protein, they only have five grams of fiber. Black beans are also slightly higher in iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin B1. Pair this tasty hummus with crackers or fresh veggies or smear it on toasted bread.
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 small jalapeño pepper, chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper)
- 15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add the garlic and jalapeño to a food processor or blender and puree. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight glass container in the fridge for up to a week.
Nutritional information for 1 tablespoon of dip:
- Snacks, Dips
- North American
- 16 tablespoons (8 servings)
- Total Time
- 10 minutes
- Calories per serving