Black Bean Green Chile Hummus Dip

Black Bean Green Chile Hummus Dip with Chips and Vegetables -

We have had a weather roller coaster for the past five days.  The spring-like birds chirping, tree buds blooming and temperatures in the 70’s from last week gave way over the weekend to what was being hashtagged on social media as #snowpocalypse and #snowmageddon.  By Sunday morning we had well over 18 inches of snow in our yard!

I’m aware I reference the weather a lot.  I always thought maybe that is a sign of getting older (maybe it is) but in Colorado it’s like tracking the mood swings of a manic depressive; never sure what is waiting when you open the door especially in spring.  But I’ll confess, I wasn’t disappointed.  Instead I took it as an excuse to turn off my computer, turn on the fireplace and catch up on overdue movies and spend time with my family.  My kids had a long weekend too so the timing was sort of perfect.  I emerged refreshed with Cinco de Mayo food on my brain and couldn’t wait to get back in the kitchen to start whipping up some delicious dishes.

Black Bean Green Chile Hummus Dip with Chips and Vegetables -

I’ve loved dip since I was a little kid and my parents would serve it at cocktail parties; the kind where ‘children are to be seen and not heard’ so we were lucky to sneak a dip before heading for the basement until the guests had departed.  As an adult I love hummus and anything with Mexican seasonings so combining all of these things makes Black Bean Green Chile Hummus Dip a natural, don’t you think?

Hummus has good protein and healthy fats while black beans and green chilies bring in the south of the border and southwestern flavors.  Though this dip is technically hummus, its consistency is more like a dip and it’s great with chips, crackers or cut up vegetables.

Portable Black Bean Green Chile Hummus Dip with Carrots -

One thing I love to do for parties or for a portable snack when I’m working at my desk is to add a bit of the hummus dip to a small container and then fill it with long vegetables (carrots, celery, sweet peppers, jicama).  One end of the vegetable sits in the dip ready to be devoured!  It keeps snacks healthy and the flavor is fantastic.

I was tempted to call this ’30 second Dip’ which is about how long it takes to make it.  Peeling garlic cloves is the most difficult prep work and all of the ingredients are processed in a food processor so it’s easy peasy.  I think you’ll love this zesty dip any day of the week!

Black Bean Green Chile Hummus Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 3/4 cups


  • 2 Garlic Cloves, peeled
  • 1 15-ounce can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Tahini
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 1 4-ounce can Mild Diced Green Chilies
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Hot Paprika
  • Optional: Dash hot sauce (e.g. Tabasco)


  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until pureed. Add a dash or two of hot sauce if desired.


  1. says

    That looks and sounds so yummy. It would be great as a snack for the kids or for us adults when we’re sitting watching sports on TV!

  2. Crystl says

    You had me sold instantly. This sounds like the perfect wy to kick off warmer weather. We will be barbecuing & having tons of get-togethers.

  3. Colleen Cayes says

    I think this could be a patio dinner when the weather warms up – take those individual small containers and a good book or magazine and munch away. Thank you for the great idea!

  4. says

    I am going to send this recipe to my mom, she loves chick peas/garbanzo’sand hummus I am sure she will love this! (I didn’t develop her love of the chick pea! LOL) 🙂

    BTW, I think most of us find our moods are in some way affected by the weather, which is why I aim to re-locate to either the Caribbean, Hawaii or the West Coast someday! I need more sun in my life!

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