THE BEST THING I'VE MADE IN AWHILE!

By • July 20, 2011 • 5 Comments



Author Notes: I HAVE HAD A CAN OF BLACK BEANS READY TO USE FOR WEEKS AND I FINALLY FACED UP TO THE CHALLENGE TODAY! THE RESULT: THE MOST AMAZING BLACK BEAN DIP I'VE EVER HAD. THIS MAY BE EXAGGERATED SLIGHTLY, BUT ITS DAMN GOOD! DUZE @BakingBackwards

Makes a tub

  • 1 SMALL CAN ORGANIC BLACK BEANS IN SEA SALT
  • 1 SMALL LEMON, JUICE AND ZEST (OR 1/2 MEDIUM LEMON)
  • 1/2 LIME, JUICE
  • 1 TSP COARSE SEA SALT
  • 2 TBSP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
  • 3 TBSP WHITE WINE VINEGAR
  • 1/2 SMALL RIPE AVOCADO
  • 1/4 RED ONION, CHOPPED
  • 2 LARGE CLOVES, ORGANIC PURPLE GARLIC, PRESSED
  • 2 SLICES CANNED JALAPENO PEPPER, OR MORE IF YOU LIKE IT SPICY
  • FRESHLY CRACKED BLACK PEPPER TO TASTE
  1. DRAIN AND RINSE THE BEANS IN COLD WATER IN A SIEVE UNTIL THE WATER RUNS CLEAR. LEAVE TO DRAIN. WHILE DRAINING, PREPARE LEMON JUICE AND GARLIC.
  2. PLACE CITRUS JUICE AND ZEST, JALAPENO SLICES AND GARLIC IN A MIXING BOWL. LEAVE TO SIT A FEW MINUTES (I FIND THIS TAKES THE EDGE OFF THE RAW GARLIC). ADD THE DRAINED BEANS. ADD THE VINEGAR AND CHOPPED ONION.
  3. USING A HAND MIXER, PUREE THE CONTENTS OF THE BOWL UNTIL SMOOTH. ADD THE SALT, PEPPER AND AVOCADO. PUREE UNTIL SMOOTH AND DESIRED PEPPER IS ACHIEVED. ADJUST THE SEASONINGS TO YOUR TASTE. STORE IN TUPPERWARE FOR A WEEK OR TWO. FLAVOR WILL LIKELY BE ENHANCED IN A DAY.

Tags: decadent yet healthy, delicious, raw, savory, Vegan

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over 1 year ago DUZE @BakingBackwards

glad you enjoyed it Susan!

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over 1 year ago susan g

I'm back... looks like it took about 2 years! I had the beans, avocados and I needed a spread for lunch. This is great -- it's quick and easy to make (magic words), and the flavors are just right. You're really great at thinking outside the little boxes that food tends to get stuck in.

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over 2 years ago LE BEC FIN

wow, you had me at avocado. inventive thinking; thnx much for the inspiration!

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about 3 years ago DUZE @BakingBackwards

that's great! I hope you enjoy it!

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about 3 years ago susan g

I've been looking for a black bean dip and have tried a few. You'd think that something which is easily available as a prepared food would have 'perfect' recipes on every resource -- so very glad to try this one next.