Spooky Hummus

This Spicy Black Bean Hummus recipe comes from Cooking Light.  It’s easy, healthy and YUM-MY!  I usually add an extra dash (or two!) of crushed red pepper, because I like spicy things, but you could always tone it down if that’s not your thing.

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

It’s a super easy “throw-everything-in-your-food-processor” recipe, which you can check out HERE.

For the past two Halloweens I’ve made this hummus with a spider web design on it.  Last year I brought it to a friend’s Halloween Party, and this year I made it for our party.

I think it’s a cute Halloween appetizer and both the web and the spider are easy to make.  For the web I use sour cream, while the little spider is made out of black olives.  To pipe the web on, you can either use a pastry bag and tip or if you don’t have one, you can cut the corner off of a zip lock bag.

To make your web, first draw an X across your dip.

Next draw lines through your X making an asterisk.

Then using small curved lines, connect each of the lines.

Continue connecting the lines until your web is complete.

To make the spider, you will need two black olives.  Cut both olives in half.  Then cut two of the halves into strips, four from each half for a total of eight.  These will be your little spider’s legs.

One of the uncut halves is going to be your spider’s body, the other is a little snack for you eat while you work.  Place the olive body on the web and carefully put four olive strips on each side, positioning them like legs.

That’s it!  An easy and yummy Halloween appetizer.

Of course you could make your spider web and spider on any dip of your choice.  It doesn’t have to be the Spicy Black Bean Hummus…we just happen to love it.  The green of a yummy guacamole might look cute with the spider web!

Want to keep up with Cobwebs, Cupcakes, & Crayons?

Follow me on social media!


  1. What a fun way to make a decorative and “spooky” dip :-)

  2. Awesome. I would have never guessed the spider was made from black olives!

  3. donnaheaney says:

    Looks delicious!

  4. This si creative and looks so yummy! ~Thea

  5. Extraordinary. I don’t get very excited about food but I do like hommus and beany things. This recipie made me rather exited and I am going to try it. The children in my life’s eyes will pop when the see the spider : )

  6. Really cute yet surprisingly simple to make! I expect children love it!

Your thoughts...