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Black Bean Dip

February  4, 2015
Author Notes

This bean dip is not only a great cheap potluck side dish, but is heart healthy and very nutritious. Black beans are incredibly rich in protein and contain only little to no trace of saturated fats and cholesterol. Along with impressive fiber content per serving, these beans are considered to be a superfood. —fitlexyskitchen

  • Serves 8
  • 2 Cans Black Beans (Rinsed and Drained)
  • 1/2 Red Onion (Chopped)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (Chopped)
  • 1/2 Jalapeno (Chopped)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro (Chopped)
  • 1 Plum Tomato (Chopped)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chipotle Powder
  • 1/2 Lime (Juiced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
In This Recipe
  1. In a medium size pan on medium high heat, drizzle ½ Tablespoon of Olive Oil until heated. Add the red onion, jalapeno, and garlic cloves, saute until fragrant and browned (5 minutes). Then, pour in 1 can of black beans and continue to cook for another 5-7 minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  2. Place the cooked bean onion mixture into a food processor and pulse four to five times. Add in seasonings (cilantro, chipotle powder, cumin, lime, salt, and pepper). Continue to pulse a few more times till mixture is mostly chopped and well incorporated. Taste for additional seasoning if needed.
  3. Pour in the second can of black beans and chopped plum tomato and pulse three to four times until chunky. Pour the black bean dip into a bowl and serve with baked chips or fresh cut veggies!
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