Zesty Black Bean Hummus Recipe

Reward your muscles after a hard workout with a high-protein snack that aids recovery. This hummus includes black beans, cottage cheese and almond butter, for a whopping 16 grams of protein per serving. Aromatic herbs and refreshing orange zest make the dip so irresistible, you won’t even mind that you have to eat it with celery.

Black Bean Hummus

Photo by Perry Santanachote

Zesty Black Bean Hummus Recipe

Serves 8

Total time: 5 minutes

The Skinny

Per 1/2-cup serving:

  • 218 cal
  • 7.5 g fat (1.5 g sat)
  • 20 g carbs
  • 505.5 mg sodium
  • 5.5 g fiber
  • 4.5 g sugar
  • 16 g protein


2 (15.5 ounce) cans black beans
2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
3 tablespoons almond butter
1 garlic clove, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 cup fresh parsley
2 tablespoons orange zest
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
10-12 stalks of celery, cut into thirds


  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients, except celery, and puree until smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and serve with celery.

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