Black Bean Hummus & Summer Salsa

Looking for a light, poolside snack? This homemade black bean hummus with fresh Summer salsa and corn chips is what you need! Traditional hummus uses chickpeas, but you can use any bean or pea you like. This black bean hummus is naturally gluten-free and vegan. It’s as simple as blending up a few ingredients, plus a little chopping for the salsa, and opening a bag of Mexicorn corn chips!

It’s the perfect appetizer, party food, or plant-based snack.


Cooking Methods

  • Blending




For the Salsa:

  • 1 tomato, seeds removed and finely diced ½ cucumber, seeds removed and finely diced
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) corn kernels
  • 1 spring onion, sliced finely
  • 15 ml (1 Tbsp) balsamic vinegar
  • Handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Black Bean Hummus:

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small clove of garlic, chopped
  • 15 ml (1 Tbsp) tahini
  • Zest of 1 lemon and lemon juice to taste
  • Fresh coriander or parsley, to taste
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • Corn chips, to serve


  1. For the Salsa: Combine all the ingredients and season to taste.
  2. For the Black Bean Hummus: Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until you have your desired consistency. Season to taste.
  3. To Serve: Serve the salsa and black bean hummus with corn chips and enjoy it next to the pool with your favourite ice-cold drink.


Can I substitute the black beans for something else?

Yes, if you’re not up for black beans then you can make delicious substitutes! Traditionally you can use chickpeas to make hummus, but we love these other beans as a hummus:

  • Cannellini Beans (try this recipe)
  • Butter Beans
  • Red Kidney Beans
  • Green Peas (cooked)

What is tahini and where do I find it?

Tahini is a sesame seed paste (or butter). Much like peanut butter, or nut butter, where the nuts are blended into a ‘butter’, tahini is made from blending sesame seeds. You can find tahini in the Food Lover’s Market health department. We stock the following brands: Oh Mega Tahini, Nature’s Choice Tahini as well as some other brands that you’ll find in different stores.

Can I flavour the hummus with other ingredients?

Get creative with your hummus, from the likes of smokey butternut hummus to a bright beetroot hummus, a green hummus, or even a chocolate hummus…the list goes on! Here are our interesting hummus recipes:

What other ways can I eat hummus?

Make a bulk batch and store the hummus in a sealed jar or container in the fridge. Here are some great ways to enjoy hummus > click here.

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