Black Bean Hummus with Olives
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: Dip
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 8
  • 3 cups cooked black beans (use canned or dried. If using dried, soak for several hours or overnight and then cook until tender. If using canned, drain and rinse thoroughly)
  • 1 14-oz can black olives
  • ¼ cup roasted black sesame seeds, powdered in a spice grinder (can substitute with white sesame seeds or ¼ cup tahini)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper like cayenne or paprika
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  1. Put all ingredients except the salt and olive oil in a food processor. With the motor running, drizzle in the olive oil until the ingredients form a smooth paste.
  2. Add some water if the mixture is too thick. Add salt to taste.
  3. Remove to a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle with some red pepper and a few drops of olive oil as a garnish.
  5. Serve with pita bread or crudites.
Recipe by Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes at