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Black Bean Hummus with Olives
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5 from 1 vote

Black Bean Hummus with Olives

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dip
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 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
  • 1/4 cup roasted black sesame seeds , powdered in a spice grinder (can substitute with white sesame seeds or 1/4 cup tahini)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 large cloves garlic , chopped
  • 1 tsp red pepper like cayenne or paprika
  • 1/2 cup parsley , chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  • 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.
  • Add some water if the mixture is too thick. Add salt to taste.
  • Remove to a bowl.
  • Sprinkle with some red pepper and a few drops of olive oil as a garnish.
  • Serve with pita bread or crudites.