Sunday, March 10, 2013

Easy Black Bean Dip

Isn't it true in life that sometimes the simplest things can bring you the most joy? For example, the first cup of coffee in the morning, a nice note from a friend or even just a smile from a stranger. Not to get all sentimental and dramatic, but that's how I feel about this Black Bean Dip from one of my favorite blogs, Two Peas and Their Pod.

This dip is beyond easy to throw together, but it is so darn tasty. I actually made this for the Super Bowl so my posting of the recipe is quite delayed, but delayed gratification is good, right?!

The dip was quite the hit. I love that it is SO healthy, and that it tastes good piled on top of tortilla chips, pita chips, pretzels and veggies alike. Basically you could spread this dip on anything and it would taste incredible.

The texture is what you make of it. I don't like my dips to be completely smooth and whipped, but if you do, just pulse this longer in the food processor. I love black beans and they shine in this dip. The onion flavor is definitely present, so if you are not an onion fan, feel free to use less. There's a bit of the kick from the jalapeno, too, which was great for a spice lover like me.  Mmmm, just thinking about it is making me want more!

This dip is a great party appetizer or after school snack, but I can't wait to try it as a topping on my tacos! Yum! I hope you all will enjoy it as much as I did!

Easy Black Bean Dip
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeds removed and diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Put the black beans, onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, salt and black pepper in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the black bean dip in a bowl and service with chips and/or cut up vegetables.
***Note: the dip is gluten free/vegan, just serve with gluten free chips/crackers.

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