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Black Bean Hummus

Making your own hummus is incredibly easy. Here’s a quick recipe that uses a blender or food processor to whip up some fresh hummus in less than 10 minutes.


  • 2 cups cooked black beans (or one 15-oz can of black beans, drain, rinsed, and mixed with a spritz of fresh lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt)
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)


Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Do a FASS (Fat, Acid, Sweet, Salt) check and add a pinch or two of salt if needed to balance out the lemon. Serve garnished with cilantro (optional).

Adapted from Katz, R., and M. Edelson (2009). The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery. (page 132). Berkeley: Celestial Arts.

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