Unstoppable Black Bean Dip

It’s true. We can’t stop dipping into this smooth, flavorful, vegan black bean dip.

Unstoppable Black Bean Dip

Black bean dip is the perfect spicy, creamy dip that is incredibly satisfying. It is naturally dairy-free and full of healthy ingredients. Black beans are considered a legume and part of both the protein and vegetable group. They also provide dietary fiber and important nutrients such as iron and zinc. I love their texture when pureed and they absorb flavor well. This zesty dip is perfect for serving with raw veggies or chips. It can even be used as a healthy spread for your sandwich or wrap.

Unstoppable Black Bean Dip

I hope this recipe inspires you to incorporate black bean dip into your appetizer/spread rotation. If you give this recipe a try, please let me know by leaving a comment and rating it! And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it @eatingbyelaine and #eatingbyelaine so I can see!

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Unstoppable Black Bean Dip
 
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It's true. We can't stop dipping into this smooth, flavorful, vegan black bean dip.
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Recipe Type: Appetizer
Serves: 4 to 6
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • ¼ jalapeno (~ 1 tablespoon diced), seeds removed*
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained (~ 15 ounces)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon agave**
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in food processor in the order listed above. Puree until smooth and creamy. You may need to scrape down the sides with a spatula.
  2. Serve with your favorite veggies (such as radishes and carrots) or chips.
  3. Garnish with chopped cilantro, avocado and red onion if desired.
Notes
* The amount of jalapeno you use is very personal depending on how spicy you like your food. If you are making this for kids leave the jalapeno out as it makes the dip quite spicy. Removing the seeds helps to reduce the amount of heat but even without the seeds ¼ of a jalapeno pepper is still quite spicy. If you are a fan of spicy foods feel free to use as much as you want. I recommend starting with a small amount, tasting and adding more as needed.

** Agave is optional - I like it for a touch of sweetness but some prefer the dip without. I like it paired with the spicy of the jalapeno, pungent garlic flavor and the zesty lime juice.

 

Elaine Gordon

Elaine Gordon

Elaine Gordon is the creator of EatingbyElaine.com, a nutritious recipe blog with plant-based, gluten-free and allergy-friendly recipes. "I am a certified health education specialist and care deeply about nutrition. My recipes are low in sodium, refined sugar, cholesterol and saturated fat. I use fresh, whole ingredients and stay away from all things artificial. I love to experiment with fresh ingredients and fragrant herbs to make the most of each meal. I take comfort in knowing that what I am eating is improving my health.” ~ Elaine

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