Spicy Black Bean Hummus

  • EmilyAnn131 Posted: 01/25/09
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    A good, solid recipe indeed. I omitted the jalapeno and didn't use the olive oil since I wasn't serving it right away. I had to put chicken broth in to make it creamy (it was VERY thick), and that worked very well. I'll make this again and will try subbing lime juice for the lemon next time.

  • missmelisk Posted: 09/26/09
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    This was not only easy, but delicious. I wish I would have doubled the recipe it disappeared so quickly. It's going into the permanent rotation. I added no more than an additional tablespoon of lime to make just a touch less thick, but only because I had it. It would have been perfect as written. We found this to be great with carrots and celery in addition to pita chips. Yum!

  • gary1950 Posted: 02/01/09
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    Used 2 cloves of Garlic, Left out the Jalapeno, just used a couple of shots of Sariachi sauce for kick. AWESOME with a capital AWE!!!!!

  • Jocilyn Posted: 02/01/09
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    It has great flavor and a nice kick to it, but I wish the consistency was a bit thicker.

  • Laurie18 Posted: 02/20/10
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    Loved this recipe for a different variety from Chickpea Hummus.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 09/18/09
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    Wow, is this good! I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly. I used this for dinner with corn tortillas baked until crisp, cream of tomato soup, and avocado salad.

  • angelsrae Posted: 05/04/09
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    Very tasty! I used it for black bean hummus wraps. The only change I made was using dried beans that I had previously soaked and cooked. The hummus ended up extremely dry at the end, so I added some extra olive oil and then about 1/4 c. water to smooth it out, which worked perfectly. Maybe I hadn't cooked my beans long enough. I'll definitely make this again. I might add either parsley or cilantro for color and fresh flavor.

  • erincook Posted: 05/19/09
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    good, but just kindof tasted like refried black beans. i like refried black beans- this just didn't taste much different. would be good for entertaining though- good/unusual dip.

  • csaunders80 Posted: 09/27/10
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    I made this tonight for a quick appetizer for dinner guests and it came together very easily and tasted great. I used half of a jalapeno without the seeds and left out the crushed red pepper because a couple of my dinner guests don't like spicey food. I will make this again and next time I will serve it with fresh veggies as a lower calorie alternative. Thanks for another great recipe!

  • perschef Posted: 02/24/09
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    I realize I am the only one who thinks this, but I thought it was nasty. I threw it in the trash and made a traditional bean dip. I wouldn't even serve it. I like hummus and I like bean dip, but I didn't like this.

  • GlamGirl Posted: 02/12/09
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    OMG! This is fantastic! I usually don't eat hummus because I don't like chickpeas. This was a great substitute. Even my 15yo loved it!!

  • maureenkramer Posted: 01/24/09
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    Delish!

  • anita99 Posted: 01/25/09
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    I just made this and it was so easy and so good! I will absolutely make this again! I used 2 cloves of garlic instead of 1 because I love garlic.

  • seldomseen Posted: 02/03/09
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    I thought it was a nice hummus. Not traditional of course, but still very good. It was only a little spicy. I didn't change anything except I left off the olive oil at the end.

  • 10000Lakes Posted: 02/06/09
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    Simple, quick, good! I agree that this was a little thick, but we still loved it. I have already made it twice and will make it again for company. I didn't have a pepper on hand the second time, but it still turned out well (but I like it better with it).

  • Chiccook Posted: 02/27/09
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    Very good and easy! My family and friends loved it.

  • rwardmiller Posted: 03/25/09
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    This was great - full of flavor and a nice consistency. Took it to a party at a friend's house and everyone liked it. Easy to make ahead and transport. Will definitely make it again to entertain guests.

  • Wantabegourmet Posted: 03/24/09
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    One of my new favs. I like serving it with tortilla chips for a Southwest flavor.

  • Foodnuts Posted: 04/26/09
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    Loved It! I make hummus every week for lunches, and I love the variation between the black bean and the chick peas hummus. I also love the slight heat this hummus offers! I've had a few people try it at work, and they loved it too!

  • MaggiC Posted: 06/19/09
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    Loved this recipe, I omitted the olive oil and added 2 tablespoons of the reserved bean liquid. I also omitted the crushed red pepper and jalapeno to make it less spicy.

  • MMowry Posted: 03/07/11
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    This recipe is definitely a keeper. I made the recipe as directed and enjoyed it on veggies, tortilla chips, and pita. I enjoy spicy foods so next time I will consider adding more heat. Delish!

  • MeganCalPoly Posted: 12/13/10
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    Just made this today and it was so incredibly delicious. My husband and toddler love it. But b/c of my toddler I didn't add any crushed red pepper, just a few flakes, but used a whole jalapeno so there was just a bit of heat to it. Also had to add some water to help process it, but my beans may have been dry (used dried beans instead). Seriously good though!! :)

  • smore154 Posted: 05/15/11
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    This was delicious! It was my first time making hummus and I will definitely be making this again. I made it just for myself and my husband, and he loved it. I served it with carrots and cut up bell peppers, and I toasted flour tortillas in the oven to make chips. I would feel great serving this to guests if we had a dinner party!

  • Cynbull Posted: 07/09/11
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    I didn't have black beans on hand, but I had a can of three bean mix - kidney beans, black beans and pinto beans. The result was fantastic. I did not experience the issue of it being too dry - perhaps because of the juicer beans. It was the first spread to be gobbled up at the party.

  • theonlyemster Posted: 07/05/11
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    A great alternative to the traditional hummus! Very easy and delicious. I followed the directions exactly. I did find it a little bit on the dry side, so I may add a little extra virgin olive oil to the mix next time. Will definitely make again!

  • reenred Posted: 11/08/11
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    I am the winner of this recipe contest, and after going through 3 food processors in the past few years, I can tell you the consistency of the hummus will change with each one. If you reserve some of the liquid from the can before draining, you can add it in as it processes if you think it's too thick. I also put the jalapeno in with the garlic first to get it chopped up finer. Again, this is because of a different food processor. We love this recipe, and go through tons of black beans. Thanks for all the feedback! Maureen

  • veryslowcook Posted: 01/07/12
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    Easy and tasty. I skipped the tahini and added a little sesame oil instead. It came out a bit dry so I added a little water that I had swirled around in the can that the black beans had come out of... that did the trick! Doubled the recipe for a party and served with grilled pitas and carrots. Guests were pleasantly surprised how good it was "for a black bean dip" (whatever that means).

  • 1CouplesKitchen Posted: 01/18/12
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    I thought this dip was very easy to make and delicious! We like heat so I added a large jalapeno (seeds intact) and a generous helping of the crushed red pepper flakes. Instead of drizzling the olive oil on top, I added it directly into the food processor. As mentioned before, to thin the mixture out, just add more olive oil. Check out our full review with pic here: http://onecoupleskitchen.blogspot.com/2012/01/spicy-black-bean-hummus.html

  • Candy789 Posted: 03/04/12
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    This was the BOMB!!!!! Everyone at my house devoured it in minutes, a must do in every gathering... I added a lil´ bit of extra spicy with Tabasco, but that´s just me, it is very well as the recipe indicates it... #love♥it

  • MrsCabana Posted: 04/12/12
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    I made this is a last minute appetizer for a party and everyone loooooooooooved it. I mixed in the oil instead of drizzling and added extra jalapeno and lots of cilantro (I love cilantro). I reserved some of the liquid from the beans in case it was dry but I found it to be wonderfully moist. I highly highly recommend making this the night before to allow the flavors to marry. It didn't smell/taste all that great when I made it but the next day... oh baby it was good.

  • sparklyredshoes Posted: 01/21/13
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    This is awesome. I made a double batch and it was gone in no time at all. I only left about 1/4 of the jalapeno seeds in what i made. Put this in a room with hungry people and it'll disappear in a hurry. I will definitely make this again, and soon.

  • Teagal Posted: 05/19/13
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    super easy & delicious is right! I only used about 1 T of the jalapeno because I didn't want it overly spicy. My husband, daughter & myself all thought it was tasty. I had set aside some of the bean juice in case it needed thinning, but I accidentally added the olive oil with all the other ingredients and the consistency was perfect. I wouldn't hesitate to take to a get together, I think it would be very well received. You may consider doubling for a crowd. The 3 of us almost polished it off in one sitting.

  • nevacation Posted: 02/03/13
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    This is an awesome recipe! I followed it exactly as written. My only comment would be to double it b/c it does not make a lot.

  • Kendz55 Posted: 01/24/14
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    Easy, fast, healthy & delicious. My hummus turned out kind of gray, the taste makes up for that. Great recipe, I think I might try adding roasted red peppers next time.

  • bethannkovach Posted: 09/13/14
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    Excellent recipe. Scale it up with as many jalapenos as you like. Great for game day

  • TamiBaity Posted: 07/27/13
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    This is a great recipe. I followed it exactly, then gave it a taste. In my opinion, one clove of garlic was not enough. I LOVE garlic, so I added 3 more cloves. I also upped the jalepeno to about 3-4 Tblsp worth for a bit more kick. I am bringing it to a small function tonight and I know everyone will just love it. I am serving mine with slices of bell pepper, cucumber and grape tomatoes fresh from my garden. Thanks for the recipe!

  • BlueeyedSara7 Posted: 10/09/13
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    I've served this while entertaining and everyone enjoyed it. I only made one change to the recipe. Because I couldn't find tahini in the grocery store, I added one teaspoon of dark sesame oil to the mixture and then drizzled one teaspoon on top in lieu of EVOO. Very tasty!

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