Make Ahead

Creamy Black Bean Dip

January 16, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4 as a snack
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

What You'll Need
  • 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.
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6 Reviews

Nancito April 15, 2012
Well well well, I was looking for a great black bean dip, and look what I found! Thanks, megbennington. This dip is perfect!
megbennington April 16, 2012
Thank you so much!
megbennington January 19, 2011
I'm so glad you liked it, Nekoorla!! Thanks so much for your comment and for trying out the recipe!
nekoorla January 19, 2011
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!!
megbennington January 18, 2011
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.
Victoria January 18, 2011
This is so simple and delicious!!! A little tweak here and there makes this magic!