This refried bean hummus recipe is a creamy dip made with pinto beans, garlic, paprika, lime juice, and spices! A great appetizer or creamy side dish recipe.
The perfect dip for veggies, tortilla chips, or to spread on toast or a sandwich for extra plant based protein.
This refried bean hummus recipe is loaded with flavor. I love making homemade hummus, it happens on almost a weekly basis around here. I tried this one with a canned refried beans, which is totally not authentic in any stretch of the imagination… but it was incredible.
Like a super creamy spicy dip that I couldn’t stop eating. I topped this hummus with some green onion and sesame seeds. This is one tasty pinto bean hummus recipe you can enjoy again & again!
This Refried Bean Hummus Recipe Is:
- Loaded with Flavor
- Ready in 10 minutes
- Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and Vegan
Easy Hummus with Refried Beans
This pinto bean hummus recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal! It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. You can use canned refried beans, or pinto beans for this recipe. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious meals using a few staples you can rotate.
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What’s In This No Cook Refried Bean Hummus Recipe?
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- Canned Refried Beans– you can use refried beans like these, or even a can of pinto beans for this recipe. If you can find low sodium or no salt added refried beans, I’d recommend using those. I also have a recipe on my site for amazing refried beans in the Instant Pot if you have dried pinto beans around!
- Tahini: A fantastic and flavorful spread made from ground sesame seeds. This tahini is fantastic in any dish, we absolutely love this tahini!
- Smoked Paprika: give an additional depth of flavor to this dish.
- Lime Juice
- Tellicherry Peppercorns: Like the salt, it’s amazing the flavor difference you can get with really good tellicherry black pepper. Amazon has a generic brand tellicherry peppercorn which is the same price is buying pre-ground, and has a million times more flavor… so I use these really great tellicherry peppercorns, which I would definitely recommend.
- Red Chili Pepper Flakes: for a little heat! I like to add a few shakes to this recipe to give this dish a nice complex depth of flavor.
- Chili Flakes, Sesame Seeds, Green Onions, or Cilantro to garnish
Hummus Recipes for Entertaining
This pinto bean hummus with refried beans is what I call an Easy Entertaining Recipe – which is on your table in about 15 minutes. These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those last-minute potluck invites, or when you just want a tasty home cooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.
I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a quick meal can be on your table in no time. Just as fast as grabbing a quick prepared side dish from the store (and way more impressive too)! If you’re heading to a party, potluck, or BBQ, check out my list of top host gifts for entertaining for that next-level gift your host will love!
How Do I Make Refried Beans Hummus?
- Add all ingredients into a large bowl, and mix until the dip is creamy and well-combined.
- If it’s too thick, you can add olive oil a teaspoon at a time until it reaches desired consistency.
- Place hummus into a bowl or plate, top with more chili flakes, fresh chopped cilantro, and green onions to garnish. Dip away!
Just a note: this is 100% not any type of authentic recipe at all – it’s not Mexican, not Mediterranean, and not Middle Eastern – it’s just a bit of a mashup. I ended up making this recipes based on ingredients I had on hand. And it turned out so good, I wanted to share in case anyone had some refried beans lying around and wanted to try something new.
Make Refried Beans at Home
While I love the convenience of canned beans, I also love cooking dry beans from scratch in my Instant Pot to make my delicious Instant Pot Refried Beans. I use the 8-Quart Instant Pot Ultra, which is larger than standard models (which are only 6 quart) so I have extra room to meal prep and batch cook more meals for the week. The Instant Pot works wonders for cooking dried beans fast, no soaking required! While canned beans are super convenient, they are often loaded with sodium.
If you buy canned beans, I always recommend using a no salt added variety so you can control the amount of salt in your dish. Next time you reach for the canned beans, think about making some in the Instant Pot instead. Homemade beans are incredibly cost efficient, and you can add seasonings and spices to the beans while they cook for extra flavor.
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Refried Bean Hummus
- In a large bowl, add the refried beans, garlic, tahini, smoked paprika, lime juice, chili flakes and black pepper. Mix well with a wooden spoon until the hummus is a smooth consistency. If it's too thick, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil at a time, until it reaches the consistency you prefer.
- Place hummus into a bowl or plate, top with more chili flakes, fresh chopped green onion, and sesame seeds to garnish. Dip away!
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