Black Bean Hummus

This hummus recipe does not require tahini (sesame seed paste) like most hummus recipes.  While you would think sesame seed paste would be easy to find in Korea, it is not.  However, sesame oil is everywhere and it adds the same creamy sesame flavor to this addictive hummus dip. You could easily substitute white beans or garbanzo beans for the black beans to make a more traditional hummus, however, canned black beans are easier to find in Korea.

Garlic Black Bean Hummus

Servings: 4


-1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained with 2 Tbls bean liquid reserved

-1 clove of garlic (or use 1-2 tsp garlic powder for a milder garlic taste)

-2 Tbls bottled lemon juice

-1 Tbls sesame oil

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/8 tsp ground black pepper

-1/8-1/4 tsp cumin, chili powder, or cajun seasoning (whatever you can find or have to give it some spice, I like cumin)


1) Put all the ingredients in a blender – the beans, 2 Tbls bean liquid, garlic, lemon juice, sesame oil and spices.

2) Pulse/blend the mix until it becomes creamy and looks like a dip.

Serve with carrot sticks, sliced bell pepper, crackers, or Homemade Pita Chips.

Below are the ingredients used in this recipe.  All ingredients can be found at Home Plus.  The black beans are at most of the bigger Home Plus stores.

Nutrition Information

For 1 Serving (1/4 of the total): 87 Calories, 3.4 g Fat, 0.5 g Saturated Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 630.4 mg Sodium, 13.9 g Carbohydrates, 4.6 g Fiber, 0.9 g Sugars, 3.9 g Protein.


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