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Black Bean & Pecan Hummus

Sometimes you just need to spice things up a little bit. Dance around your kitchen to Janelle Monae and let the kitchen goddesses move through you, #amiright?

Well, maybe you’re a bit more methodical than I am when it comes to the kitchen but most nights you can find me standing on a chair, arm deep in the spice cabinet, searching for the ingredient that will spark a new creation while bobbing my head along to some jamzzz, y’all.


The other night I was all: “I want Mexican!”, “no! I want Mediterranean!”, “NO! I want Indian food!”, “I want it all!” Heaven help me, decisions are not my strong suit. I was craving some smooth, buttery hummus but also some refried beans and maybe a pile of naan? Hey, it happens.


Lucky for me and my hangry self, I had just cooked up a whole new batch of beans to freeze for later meals. So, while staring at those pearly black beans and wondering why in the world I had a whole bag of pecans in my cabinet, the kitchen goddesses whispered in my ear: black bean & pecan hummus.

I know, it’s crazy! This hummus is creamy + spicy + packed with protein and healthy fats! Serve it with crackers and veggies, slather it on sandwich bread with all the fixin’s, wrap it up in a tortilla as a dreamy alternative to refried beans, or eat it straight with a spoon. You do you.

Let’s get to it.

Black Bean & Pecan Hummus

Smooth, spicy hummus packed with healthy fats and protein. 

Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean, Mexican
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8


  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1.5 cups black beans (or one whole can, rinsed and drained)
  • 1 tbsp tahini, optional
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder, optional for spice factor


  1. Process garlic cloves and pecans together in food processor or blender until ground

  2. Add in the black beans, sea salt, cumin, cayenne and pulse to combine

  3. Combine the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, water, and optional tahini in a small bowl. Once combined, stream into the food processor and blend until hummus is smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking


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