Weight Watchers Black Bean Hummus is smooth and delicious and a tad lower in points than the store-bought version. This makes a great snack or appetizer with some fresh vegetables. I love simple, easy-to-make Weight Watchers recipes I can make again and again.
WHAT IS HUMMUS?
If you aren't familiar with hummus, no worries! Hummus is a creamy dip that originates in the Middle East.
Traditionally it is made with chickpeas, but there are many variations and kinds of hummus now.
Hummus is usually considered a healthy, clean food to eat.
WHY MAKE HUMMUS WITH BLACK BEANS?
Since hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas you may be wondering why the change to black beans.
Chickpeas and black beans are both good for us to eat. There are slight differences though.
Black beans are a little lower in calories and carbs and that helps lower their WW points.
I like the fact that black bean hummus has a more Hispanic flavor to it and tastes great with homemade corn chips.
WHAT SHOULD I DIP IN MY BLACK BEAN HUMMUS?
There are so many good options to eat with hummus.
Some are “healthier” than others and if you are on the WW plan you will want to be careful which foods you pick.
Here are some ideas:
- pita bread
- rice cakes
Weight Watchers Black Bean Hummus is also great spread in a wrap with fresh veggies inside.
INGREDIENTS FOR WW BLACK BEAN HUMMUS
It is so nice to know exactly what you are eating. This recipe has basic ingredients and most are things you will have already.
If you aren't familiar with tahini, it is a paste made from toasted sesame seeds. It is usually easy to locate in the ethnic foods area at the grocery store.
- Black beans (canned)
- Tahini, to personal taste
- Lime juice
- Olive oil
- Chili powder
HOW TO MAKE HUMMUS
I love super fast recipes and this one fits the bill. It is best to use a food processor for this recipe so the dip gets very smooth and creamy.
STEP ONE: ADD INGREDIENTS
Be sure to drain and rinse the black beans.
Add the black beans, tahini, lime juice, olive oil, salt, chili powder, and cumin to a food processor.
STEP TWO: PUREE
Puree the ingredients until they are smooth and creamy. Taste the dip and add extra seasoning as desired.
Remove the hummus dip from the food processor and put it into a bowl.
STEP THREE: SERVE
Serve the hummus with your choice of breads, crackers or veggies. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers….but I doubt you will have any left!
WW POINTS FOR HUMMUS
If you are on the WW plan here are the points for this hummus dip.
This should make about 1.5 cups of dip approximately. Serving size will be 1/4 cup.
There are 2 points per serving for the Blue and Purple plans. There are 4 points per serving for the green plan.
If you eat this with fresh veggies it won't add points to your appetizer or snack.
WEIGHT WATCHERS BLACK BEAN HUMMUS RECIPE
You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions for this Weight Watchers Black Bean Hummus via the recipe card below.
This Weight Watchers Black Bean Hummus only has 7 ingredients and takes about 5 minutes to make. Perfect for an appetizer or snack.
Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
Taste the mixture and add extra spices if desired. If it is too thick, add a tad more olive oil and/or tahini.
Serve with fresh veggies or pita bread.
Weight Watchers Points: serving size is about 1/4 cup. There should be around 6 servings per recipe.
2 points for blue and purple. 4 points for green.
If you add extra olive oil or tahini you will need to add points for that.
If you loved this WW recipe be sure to check these out:
- Weight Watchers Zucchini Pizza Appetizers
- WW Baked Black Bean and Corn Dip
- Air Fryer Eggplant Chips
- WW Skinny Chicken Salad
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