Any Bean Hummus Recipe

From Bare Bones Issue #2

Any Bean Hummus

Makes about 2 cups

Freshly made hummus is deliciously garlicky and easy to whip together.  The recipe is simply cooked beans blended with spices, oil, and tahini. Use just one variety of bean in this hummus, otherwise you may end up with an unattractive gray mash. 

Hummus made with Tiger Eye beans / Mette Nielsen

Note: As a general rule, 1 cup of dried beans will yield about 2-1/2 to 3 cups of cooked beans or one 15-ounce of canned beans.


2 cups cooked beans

2 to 3 tablespoons sunflower or olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons tahini 

A little of the bean cooking water if needed

1 tablespoon Za’atar, or more to taste, page xx

Pinch smoked paprika to taste

Salt and cracked black pepper to taste

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Generous pinch of red pepper flakes

In a food processor fitted with a steel blade, pulse together the beans, oil, lemon juice, tahini, adding a little of the bean cooking liquid of the mixture seems too thick. Season to taste with the Za’atar, paprika, and salt and pepper. Stir in the parsley right before serving and add pinch of red pepper flakes.