Black Bean Hummus & Baked Tortilla Chips (Halloween Style)

I’m moving to New York next week, and I’m really excited but also slightly terrified. I haven’t spent much time in the city, but I have watched a lot of Law and Order SVU, which I’m 99% sure is a documentary, and it seems like a dangerous place. Also – filled with sexual deviants.

And while nobody can deny that Ice T is a phenomenal artist/human being, I’m just not sure how I feel about him being a cop.

Vegan Black Bean Hummus - Halloween Style!

Regardless, I’m pretty sure it cannot be any scarier than my move to Boston last year. Hurricane Sandy hit the day I moved into an empty apartment by myself. The power went on and off for two days, the lock to the basement door was broken, and the entire city was sold out of flashlights. It was a nightmare.

I’m hoping for a less horrific experience this time around and will terrify you with this spooky black bean hummus instead.
 If you’re reading this after Halloween and want regular, non-spooky black bean hummus, I got you. Just don’t make the ghost-shaped tortilla chips. Eat some carrots.

Vegan Black Bean Hummus - Halloween Style!

I might be taking too much creative license by calling this hummus. It could just be black bean dip? I’m not sure what exactly differentiates the two, I don’t care enough to look it up, and you are going to love it regardless.

It’s 4 ingredients with no added fat from olive oil or tahini that a lot of recipes call for. It’s simply pureed black beans, brightened up with lemon juice and spicy sirache sauce. It’s so easy and inexpensive that you have almost no excuse not to make your own Halloween-shaped tortilla chips to go with it.

Vegan Black Bean Hummus - Halloween Style!


    • 1 15oz can of black beans
    • juice from 1 large lemon (or 1.5 medium lemons – about 1/4 cup)
    • 1-3 tablespoons siracha sauce
    • 1 tsp cumin (optional)
    • I used shredded red cabbage for colorful garnish – but use whatever you want!
    • Puree beans and lemon juice in blender.
    • Add siracha sauce slowly and test, until you’re happy with how spicy it is.
    • Sprinkle with cumin and serve with tortilla chips. (instructions below)

Halloween Baked Tortilla Chips


Recipe  adapted from Allyson Kramer

  • White corn tortillas (staler the better)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • pinch of course salt
  • Halloween cookie cutters & pastry brush
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Lightly brush tortillas with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Press cookie cutters into tortillas and  place tortilla shapes on a lightly greased baking pan.
  • Use a frosting tip/toothpick/something sharp to make eyes. (I forgot this step. Still mad at myself.)
  • Bake for 6 minutes, flip once, and bake for another 3-4 minutes. Keep an eye on the baking time because it really depends on where the rack in your oven is/what specific tortilla you’re using.

Vegan Black Bean Hummus - Halloween Style!

Back to scouring Craigslist for a home.

My second worst nightmare.


  1. kelly says

    these are adorable, i’ll add them to my make list for sunday football! i will make the bats and then let no on eat them because they are too cute.

  2. Dennis says

    This looks fabulous! Can’t wait to get out of work and whip some up. Love this new take on hummus and with Christmas right around the bend I’m sure I can see Christmas tree crackers in my future! Wonderful recipe!!!

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