A Tasty Twist on Traditional Hummus

So many folks tell me they work so hard to count their calories and then blow it all on a fattening treat. Don't let snacks sidetrack your progress! Want a healthy go-to? Try this new twist on tasty hummus. So easy to whip up and it keeps well too. Pop it in a small snack size BPA-free travel container with some fresh veggies or homemade whole-wheat pita chips and enjoy!

Black Bean Hummus


  • 16 ounces black beans, drained
  • 16 ounces butter beans, drained
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 dash of salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)


Place all ingredients except salt, pepper and cilantro in food processor bowl; blend together well. Season to taste with salt and pepper; cover and chill.

Garnish with cilantro and serve with fresh crudités and homemade whole-wheat pita chips.

Makes about 3 cups (18 servings).

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins

Nutrition Facts
Number of Servings: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 76
Total Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 110 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 7 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 3 g

Recipe Source: National Pork Board

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