Black Bean Hummus and a Giveaway

Several weeks ago Tessa came home from the local Hillsboro Farmer’s Market where she had been working, raving about a black bean hummus she had tasted from one of the vendors at the market. It turns out the vendor was someone I already knew – Charles Hartz of Hartz Spice.   Charles lives here in Portland and he has developed a wonderful line of spice blends and recipes to go with them.  The black bean hummus is one of them.

Our neighborhood Fourth of July BBQ was the perfect time to try it out. It was a hit.

The flavor combination is great -black beans, garlic, roasted red peppers, tahini and features Charles’ Garlic and Herb Spice Blend.  Hummus is usually made with garbanzo beans but the black beans are a fun and flavorful change.
black bean hummus
Everything is blended in the food processor so it is quick and easy to put together.
black bean hummus
I served it with some pita chips I made out of flat bread. You can find my pita chip recipe here. It’s great with regular tortilla chips too.  It would also make a great dip for fresh veggies.  I think just about anything would taste could dipped in black bean hummus.

black bean hummus
Now here comes the best part.  If you aren’t lucky enough to live in Portland, Oregon all of Charles’ spice blends can be purchased from his website.

If you do live in the Portland area go visit him at the Hillsboro Farmer’s Market on Saturdays.

Charles is giving away a wonderful set of his spice blends to one of my readers. ($49.00 value)

 The blends are:
Garlic & Herb
Black Bayou Blend
Steak & Burger
Seafood & Poultry
Greek Taverna Blend
Thai River Blend
Moroccan Moorish Blend

Be sure and visit Charles’ blog to find more wonderful recipes that can be used with his spice blends. I can’t wait to try the Greek Balsamic Vinaigrette .

To enter the giveaway leave a comment below.  Also for a second entry go on over and “like” his Facebook page.

Giveaway limited to those with a US mailing address.  Giveaway is open until Tuesday, July 10, midnight PST.

Thanks Charles for sponsoring the giveaway!

Raised on the East coast, trained on the West, Charles makes his home in the culinary crossroads of Portland, Oregon. He is a classically-trained executive chef, having worked in many diverse kitchens in Arizona, Nebraska, and Oregon. Each environment has influenced his palate and shaped the evolution of his unique spice blends. Spices and herbs have become the tools he uses to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Having tried, evaluated and refined his craft in many fine restaurant kitchens, Charles has become a spicemaster.

Black Bean Hummus


  • 3 cans black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 garlic cloves (I used 2)
  • 8 oz jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1 tsp Hartz Garlic & Herb Spice Blend
  • 3 lemons, juiced (I used 2)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 C plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp ground corinader
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp tahini Paste


  • Combine everything in a food processor
  • Puree until smooth
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve
  • Serve with pita chips, chips or fresh veggies


  1. 51
    Kathryn says:

    These spice blends sound yummy. I love trying new foods I can make from scratch.

  2. 52
    Dawn says:

    Sounds kind of like a cross between bean dip and hummus.

  3. 53
    Tamara says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! Liked his facebook page. THANKS!

  4. 54
    Katy says:

    Looks great! Can’t wait to try :)

  5. 55
    Gayle215 says:

    I would love to win the collection of spice blends. They look so yummy!

  6. 56
    Laurie says:

    These spice blends look very interesting and most of my spices in my cabinet need to be thrown out… way past expiration dates!

  7. 57
    Kelly says:

    Off topic, are you reading this summer? Would love to know your summer book recommends !

  8. 58
    Ashley says:

    Can’t wait to try the recipe. I love black beans and hummus!

  9. 59
    Stephanie P. says:

    Sounds yummy!

  10. 60
    Vicki says:

    What a great give away!!

  11. 61
    Corie says:

    I would love to try these spices!

  12. 62
    Corie says:

    I like Charles on FB

  13. 63
    Cam says:

    I love trying spices!! These look amazing!

  14. 64
    JoEllen says:

    The seasonings look divine!

  15. 65
    Jenna says:

    I will definitely try out those spices. They sound great!
    Jenna recently

  16. 66
    Jennifer Pearson says:

    Going to try this. It sounds so good. Thanks for the great recipes Chuck

  17. 67
    Angela Strother says:

    I love hummus, so I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing

  18. 68
    Sommer breeze says:

    Pick me! Pick me!!!

  19. 69
    Robyn Neville says:

    I’ve had a black bean hummus one time and really liked it. Thanks for the recipe. I always forget about the Saturday Hillsboro Farmers Market. We’ll have to add it to our to do list one of these Saturdays.

  20. 70
    Jordan D says:

    These spice blends sound amazing, I’d love to win! And the black bean hummus recipe is awesome…I can’t wait to try it out for myself :)

  21. 71
    Christina says:

    This hummus sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it.

  22. 72
    Wendy Webster says:

    I lOVE and miss the farmers market in hillsboro & beaverton! Would love to try something new.

  23. 73
    Carolsue says:

    The Thai River Blend sounds wonderful!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  24. 74
    Carolsue says:

    I like Hartz Spices on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson)
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  25. 75
    JenM says:

    The morroccan moorish blend sounds very exotic – I’d love to try it!

  26. 76
    Elena V says:

    Black Bean Dip is my favorite snack between classes! I love it with carrots and garlic pita chips. As for the spices, my imagination just experienced a Fourth-of-July fireworks show…so many possibilities! Thank you being so generous.

  27. 77
    Roma says:

    I’ll have to tell my son who lives in Gresham about these spices. The black bean hummus looks delicious!

  28. 78
    Victoria says:

    I love spice blends and I definitely think Hartz combinations sound amazing!! Btw I cannot wait to make this hummus sounds yummy.

  29. 79
    Jenn Brooks says:

    I’m excited to try ALL of his spices, esp the Thai.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge