Appetizer | May 28, 2019

Black Bean Dip Recipe

Dips and salsa are pretty essential for my life. Like at all times. This fast, easy, fresh and healthy creamy black bean dip recipe totally makes the cut! It’s SO DANG DELICIOUS. It works as a side, an appetizer, a snack or add it to your burritos, tacos, 7 layer dips!
This post is sponsored by Miltons crackers! Our favorite gluten free crackers!!
black bean dip surrounded by chips

INGREDIENTS FOR THIS CREAMY BLACK BEAN DIP

I LOVE how simple and few the ingredients are to make such a delicious show stopping dip! All you need to make this black bean dip is

  • black beans (either canned or that you have previously cooked
  • 1 cup salsa- I love to use fresh pico de gallo.
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • lime
  • cumin
  • salt

bowl of black bean dip recipe

HOW TO MAKE BLACK BEAN DIP

I make this dip in my blender. You can also use a food processor!

Step 1: Add your most wet or liquid ingredients first. This is usually you salsa. Pile in your black beans and seasonings.

DO I NEED TO RINSE MY BEANS?

When using canned beans rinse the juices off the beans before adding to the blender.

WHAT KIND OF SALSA DO I USE?

OF COURSE, my favorite ingredients are always fresh!! I pretty much always  have a batch of this fresh salsa in my fridge. If you don’t have some fresh salsa hanging around make a quick batch of pico de gallo or pick up a fresh container of pico de gallo in your deli or produce section of your grocery store. If you dont have any of the above available use some of your favorite jarred.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE SALSA?

If you dont have any of the above available use some of your favorite jarred.

salsa, beans, cumin, salt

Step 2: Add your washed cilantro

cilantro in blender

Now blend on your dip cycle, or just until it’s all combined and smooth.

creamy black bean dip in blender

IS BLACK BEAN DIP SPICY OR MILD?

You can make this dip whatever you like!! The best way to control the spice of this dip is by your salsa. Adding spicy or mild salsa will be what your dip’s heat temperature is. Using a salsa to control the temp will also keep all the flavors balanced too!

WHAT DO I TOP MY DIP WITH?

Add all your favorites – cheese, cojita cheese, jalapeños, avocado, more pico, serve it in a 7 layer dip! There are so many options. You can also use it as a substitute for refried beans! Add it to burritos, tacos etc.

bowl of black bean dip recipe

WHAT DO I SERVE BLACK BEAN DIP WITH?

Because I am gluten free and many of my friends are too I always have these gluten free crackers available! Whether for my own personal snacking or a girls night in. These are my go to crackers for all dips (and so much more). They are amazingly crispy perfectly baked Miltons Crackers! The Fire Roasted and Olive Oil and Sea Salt paired perfectly with this dip.

miltons crackers

These Miltons baked crackers are honestly my favorite. I don’t even miss regular gluten crackers anymore because I have these guys. I eat them with cheeseboards, lunch meat, all sorts of hot and cold dips, salsa and of course this black bean dip.

black bean dip

5 from 2 votes
Black Bean Cilantro Dip
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

A super easy and flavorful black bean cilantro dip. Serve with chips for a delicious appetizer or snack.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Keyword: Bean Dip, Black Bean Dip, Mexican Dip
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 62 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
  • 2 can Black Beans
  • 1 Cup of your favorite Salsa homemade pico works great
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • Salt to taste.
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse black beans.
  2. Wash and remove majority of stems from cilantro.
  3. Add all ingredients to blender.
  4. Pulse till smooth.
Recipe Notes

DO I NEED TO RINSE MY BEANS?

When using canned beans rinse the juices off the beans before adding to the blender.

WHAT KIND OF SALSA DO I USE?

OF COURSE, my favorite ingredients are always fresh!! I pretty much always  have a batch of this fresh salsa in my fridge. If you don't have some fresh salsa hanging around make a quick batch of pico de gallo or pick up a fresh container of pico de gallo in your deli or produce section of your grocery store. If you dont have any of the above available use some of your favorite jarred.

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE SALSA?

If you dont have any of the above available use some of your favorite jarred.

IS BLACK BEAN DIP SPICY OR MILD?

You can make this dip whatever you like!! The best way to control the spice of this dip is by your salsa. Adding spicy or mild salsa will be what your dip's heat temperature is. Using a salsa to control the temp will also keep all the flavors balanced too!

WHAT DO I TOP MY DIP WITH?

Add all your favorites - cheese, cojita cheese, jalapeños, avocado, more pico, serve it in a 7 layer dip! There are so many options. You can also use it as a substitute for refried beans! Add it to burritos, tacos etc. 

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Cilantro Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 154mg 6%
Potassium 220mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3.9%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 2%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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