Creamy Black Bean Dip

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Author Notes: I threw this together a few summers ago while living in Houston, where I had all of these ingredients on hand. I like this dip because it's not overly beany, not overly creamy, and has my all-time favorite flavors of cilantro and jalapeno. It's great with tortilla chips, strips of bell pepper, carrots, and grape tomatoes. megbennington

Serves 4 as a snack

  • 2 cans of black beans, drained but not rinsed
  • 1 8 oz package of neufchatel cheese
  • 1 handful of cilantro (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion (about 1/4 of a medium onion)
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 1 large or 2 small cloves of garlic, chopped
  • juice from 1 small lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt (possibly more to taste)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until uniform and creamy, about 30 seconds to a minute. Taste for salt.

Tags: Easy, Healthy, savory

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about 3 years ago Nancito

Well well well, I was looking for a great black bean dip, and look what I found! Thanks, megbennington. This dip is perfect!


about 3 years ago megbennington

Thank you so much!


over 4 years ago megbennington

I'm so glad you liked it, Nekoorla!! Thanks so much for your comment and for trying out the recipe!


over 4 years ago nekoorla

My dinner guests couldn't stop raving about this dip! The garlic and jalapeno add a nice zing of flavor, while the cilantro makes it light and summery. It's an easy and tasty alternative to heavy bean dips, can't wait to try it with tacos!!


over 4 years ago megbennington

Thank you, Victoria! I always throw this together when I am making fruit salsa or guacamole, since I already have the bottom six ingredients on hand. I also add the leftovers, which get a little thicker with time in the fridge, to veggie soft tacos.


over 4 years ago Victoria

This is so simple and delicious!!! A little tweak here and there makes this magic!