This healthy homemade black bean hummus is one of my very favorite recipes. It is naturally gluten-free and vegan! It’s the perfect appetizer, party food or plant-based snack.

a black bowl with black bean hummus and tortilla chips

I cannot wait for you to try this black bean hummus recipe with lime, coriander and fresh cilantro because it is so good. Actually “good” doesn’t even cover it. “Crazy Yummy” might be a better way to describe it. And that may even be an understatement. It makes a delicious snack and it would be a great healthy recipe to make for a Super Bowl party.

How to Make Hummus With Black Beans

Like traditional chickpea hummus, this black bean hummus recipe uses sesame tahini, olive oil and garlic. But that’s where the similarities kind of stop between this black bean hummus and regular hummus. Instead of chickpeas, this hummus is made with black beans, obviously. I also added ground coriander seed, fresh cilantro and lime juice (instead of lemon.)

To make this black bean hummus, I simply puree it using my food processor until nice and smooth. To finish it off, I drizzle oil over the top, too. If you can find it, jalapeño-infused olive oil is really awesome on this. Or just the best quality olive oil you can find works as well. a black bowl with black bean hummus and tortilla chips

What to Eat With Black Bean Hummus

I made baked tortilla chips to go with it instead of serving the traditional pita bread with it. You can also use store-bought tortilla chips. The thinner ones do not work as well as thicker tortilla chips, because the black bean hummus is so thick that it breaks the thin chips.

Fresh raw vegetables are also a great choice if you’re serving this for an after school snack. I like carrots, peppers and jicama dipped into the black bean hummus. Totally yum! Crackers are also a great option too because they are sturdy enough to dip into the hummus without breaking.

And I am betting this easy hummus recipe would taste awesome in tortilla roll-ups or as a vegetarian sandwich filling, too.

Sorry, I feel the need to gush about this recipe for one more minute. Really, I know I totally exaggerate, like all the time, but I mean it when I say it is shockingly good. When I tasted it I was like OMG my peeps are going to love this so much! It is such a simple recipe and it only takes 10 minutes to make! That it is vegan and gluten-free is merely icing on the awesome cake. What more could you ask for?

Without a doubt this black bean hummus makes the Best of Healthy Seasonal Recipes list. I am so so so excited for you to try it. You will make it again and again.

a black bowl with black bean hummus and tortilla chips

A Healthy Appetizer Recipe

Ok gushing about the hummus over…. let’s talk about healthy appetizers at parties for a sec. ‘Tis the season! We have Christmas and New Year’s Eve over the next week and a half, then before you know it, the Super Bowl will be here!

The Super Bowl can be kind of a pig out can’t it? I am cool with that, but I personally try to make sure that there are some healthy options on the table so I can eat mostly those, and then just sample the naughtier stuff in moderation.

I also make sure there are raw veggies and homemade dip too. I eat them, and the extra bonus is that so do my daughters. My kids only stay up until half-time, but they do watch the game with us until then. It always makes me so happy to see them eating all those veggies.

Healthy Eating Strategy Tip of the Day

Take matters into your own hands! I recently saw my friend Jess at a Christmas party. She has lost a lot of weight over the last year. She is an inspiration! We were chatting and she said that she had intentionally eaten before she came to the party so she wouldn’t be tempted to eat the less healthy fare at the party. I think that is a great tip. And I would like to take it a step further to say bring something healthy to share that you do want to eat. That way you know there will be at least one thing there that you can snack on. And I bet there will be other people there who will be so glad to have a healthy option too.

a black bowl with black bean hummus and tortilla chips

More Healthy Appetizer Recipes:

If you’re looking for more healthy Super Bowl recipe ideas here are a few of my favorites:

Guacamole 5 Ways

Hoisin Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Healthy Chicken Fingers

Spicy Deviled Eggs

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Thanks so much for reading. If you try this recipe, please come back and leave a review and star rating! I really appreciate it!

Happy Cooking!


a black bowl with black bean hummus and tortilla chips

black bean hummus

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Fusion


Vegan and gluten-free recipe for Black Bean Hummus. Flavored with coriander, fresh cilantro and lime. This is so good for a healthy snack or appetizer. Bring it to a Super Bowl party or serve it in a vegetarian sandwich.



  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 14-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling if desired
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seed
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. Fit food processor with steel blade attachment, close lid and turn on. Drop garlic through feed tube of food processor and allow to process until finely chopped. Open food processor, and add beans, oil, lime juice, tahini, ground coriander and salt. Process until smooth. Scrape sides, add cilantro and process to combine. Serve drizzled with additional oil if desired.


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 82
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 143 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 2 g

I originally shared this recipe on Jan 16, 2015, I have updated some of the text.

collage of Hummus with chips