Mexican Fiesta Black Bean Hummus

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~ This Black Bean Hummus is so easy, and surprisingly delicious with just a few ingredients! Simply toss everything in your food processor, and you’ve got a unique Mexican bean dip that’s perfect for football parties, Cinco de Mayo, summer snacking … whatever! ~

This Recipe Is:     Ready in 30 Minutes or Less    Make Ahead    Vegan (and Vegetarian)    Gluten Free  

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This super-fast dip is a delicious identity crisis. Traditional hummus meets a crazy Mexican party (there might even be a Mariachi band … you just never can tell!).

It’s creamy and satisfying, yet kicky and fun … an all-around crowd pleaser! (Oh … and loaded with healthy goodies, too!)

And you know what it got me thinking? Football food!

That’s what we need right now … dips and snackies for the Super Bowl! This dip is spot-on perfect for touchdown-cheering, fumble-booing, I-just-wanna-watch-the-cool-Super-Bowl-commercials … football action!

And actually, it’s a great base for my basketball-shaped March Madness Mexican Dip, too! (Lots of sporty options here!)

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You can whip it up in a flash. (But come, on … you knew that, right?!? This is THK, after all! Of course it’s quick and easy!)

Really – if the halftime show’s no good this year, you can hop right up and make this quick-quick before the third quarter! (Although, with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers – we should be golden, right? So, you may want to make a double batch before the game …)

And then you know what you wanna do? Tuck this recipe away for Cinco de Mayo … and for summer parties … and for late-night noshes …. and …

Yeah, you’re going to want to do that.

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And seriously, it really is great summer chow, too.

I actually concocted this waaaaaay back last summer, on a gorgeously hot and sunny day. My parents had the kiddos and my Romeo and I had the day to ourselves. We ditched any notion of doing responsible things like launching major home projects or cleaning out the garage … and we chilled. Just chilled.

But, for proper chillin’ with your guy, you (of course!) need good munchies … and so this hummus was born. (And … I guess we were really hungry, because that’s the exact same day I created our Sun Dried Tomato White Bean Hummus!)

Hmmmmm … no wonder this hummus has such an identity crisis! It’s perfect for practically any occasion – just as comfy at a Super Bowl party as it is at a summer beach party.

And of course, it’s fiesta-ready, anytime! Maybe keep the party rolling with our super-popular 3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos or Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl recipes. A piñata would be swell, too.

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Definitely let us know if the Mariachi band appears!


Mexican Fiesta Black Bean Hummus

Mexican Fiesta Black Bean Hummus

Yield: 1 2/3 cups
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Toss everything in the food processor, and you've got a Mexican hummus dip that's perfect for snacking, football parties, Cinco de Mayo ... ANYtime!

  Ready in 30 Minutes or Less    Make Ahead    Vegan (and Vegetarian)    Gluten Free  


  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained (see note)
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 16 grape or cherry tomatoes, roughly quartered
  • for garnish: additional minced cilantro and a few diced tomatoes
  • optional for serving: veggies such as baby carrots and pepper strips, or baked tortilla or pita chips


  1. Place all ingredients (except tomatoes and garnish) in a mini food processor and process until smooth (or desired consistency), scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. Add tomatoes and pulse processor just enough to incorporate tomatoes and chop them slightly.
  3. Garnish with additional cilantro and tomatoes, and serve immediately (with veggies or chips), or refrigerate until serving.


Black bean quantity: In our stores, we find black beans sold in both 15-ounce and 15.5-ounce cans. Either will work just fine.

Make-ahead tips: This can easily be made a day or two ahead. Simply store finished hummus in the refrigerator until serving. Also, note that this hummus tends to darken a bit upon standing, so when this hummus is just finished processing, it will be a lighter color than what you see in our photos or what it will be when served after it's been refrigerated.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 13 servings Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only, and may vary depending on your choice of ingredients or preparation. No guarantees are made regarding allergies or dietary needs. Always consult a physician or dietician for specific advice and questions.

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56 thoughts on “Mexican Fiesta Black Bean Hummus”

  1. This sounds really good! I’ve been wanting to try hummus as an afternoon snack, full of protein. 🙂 It’s simple enough for even me… a beginner cook to whip up!

    • I’m really excited for you to give this Black Bean Hummus a try, Shadi! I love to whir some up just for the hubs and me to snack on, but it’s a super quick recipe for game day or for sharing at potluck parties, too. I hope you’ll adore it as much as my family does! ~Shelley

    • Definitely! In fact, to change it up for other quick lunches, you could also try wrapping it in a tortilla with some leftover roasted veggies, or even chicken (like from our easy Crock-Pot Chicken Tacos). Poof! Instant lunch burrito. Mmmmmm … thinking I might need to make that for my own lunch today, actually LOL! 😉 ~Shelley

    • I really love bean dips, too, Pam. Whether that’s hummus or some sort of layered bean dip … whatever. They’re just so quick and easy, and always delicious. And of course, sooooo much more nutritious than most other snackie dips. And yep – I agree, this Mexican Black Bean Hummus dip is a real standout! So great to hear from you, as always, Pam! 😀 ~Shelley


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Updated on March 15, 2022
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