Mild Black Bean Hummus

I think we all agree: Hummus is delish. Right? Right.

When I think of hummus,  my mind goes to chickpeas (AKA garbanzo beans). But, there is more to hummus than just garbanzo beans. There is a whole world of hummus – which is really just bean dip if we boil it all down – to be explored.

I just made this one up on the fly the other day when black beans sounded good. It’s a little “Southwesty,” but mild, and great on a sandwich with spinach, cucumbers, and bell peppers. We eat a lot of hummus sandwiches around here, so variety is the spice of life!

This particular recipe is oil-free and comes out very smooth. Feel free to sub your favorite raw nut butter with the called for almond butter (e.g, tahini, cashew butter, etc.).

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Mild Black Bean Hummus

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Makes: 2.5 cups

Time required: 5 minutes

Recommended Ninja Blender Jar:

  • Ninja Pulse: 40 ounce jar with standard blade
  • Ninja Professional Blender: 72 ounce jar with standard blade
  • Ninja Kitchen System: 64 ounce food processing jar with metal blade
  • Ninja Mega Kitchen System: 64 ounce food processing jar with metal blade
  • Ninja Ultima: 72 ounce jar with quad blade inserted


  • 1 can organic no salt added black beans, with canning liquid  – about 1.5 cups (if using dried beans, add 1/4 cup water)
  • 1 can drained organic no salt added garbanzo beans – about 1.5 cups
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons raw almond butter
  • Juice from one lemon


  • Add all ingredients to the jar of your food processor or Ninja blender
  • Pulse 6 times to combine, then, blend on low until desired consistency is reached (hold lid down on Ninja Pulse)
  • If hummus is too thin, add more beans in 1/4 cup increments; If too thick, add more water in 1 tablespoon increments

Nutritional Breakdown

For 1/4 cup serving

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