Traditional hummus is made with tahini (sesame seed paste). However, the jalapeno is the spotlight in this spicy black bean hummus and you can easily customize to your preferred “heat level”. I personally love the kick of a spicy hummus!

From a nutritional outlook, black beans are an excellent meat substitute due to their high protein, iron, and B vitamin content.​

Spicy Black Bean Hummus Recipe

Gluten-Free ~ Nut-Free ~ Dairy-Free ~ Rice-Free ~ Egg-Free ~ Corn-Free ~ Soy-Free ~ Yield: 8 servings

3 tablespoons olive oil½ medium onion diced (about ½ cup)1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced (about 3 teaspoons)*2 minced garlic cloves (1 tablespoon)1 can (15-ounce) black beans drained and rinsed1 teaspoon cumin1 teaspoon lime juice1 teaspoon black pepperHandful fresh cilantro (about 1 tablespoon)

*Adjust to how much jalapeno your tastebuds can handle.

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in sauté pan on low/medium heat. Add diced onion and jalapeno and sauté for five minutes (onion will be translucent).
  2. Add minced garlic and sauté another two minutes.
  3. Transfer sautéed onion, jalapeno, and garlic into food processor. Add beans, cumin, lime juice, black pepper, cilantro, and 2 ½ tablespoons of olive oil.
  4. Blend thoroughly – scraping down the sides of food processor to ensure a smooth consistency.

Serve with tortilla chips or raw vegetables. Can also be used as a sandwich spread! What’s your fav add-in to your hummus? Share with the Hold the Gluten community in the comments below!