Appetizer | January 26, 2021

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!

WHAT IS BLACK BEAN DIP?

This black bean dip is similar in texture to refried beans- cream, savory flavorful smooth beans. You can eat it at room temperature or heated up with melted cheese and loaded with toppings
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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

WHAT KIND OF SALSA DO I USE?

  •  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 salsa.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE SALSA?

If you don have salsa, throw in similar ingredients- like onion, tomato, jalapeno.

WHAT KIND OF BLACK BEANS DO I USE?

by all means you can soak your own beans, but you dont need to. Canned black beans is perfect. Rinse your beans and remove the juices.

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, then lime.

Pile in your cilantro, black beans and seasonings.

BLEND YOUR BLACK BEAN DIP

Now that you have your ingredients in your blender or food processor pulse or blend on your dip setting,

SERVING YOUR BEAN DIP AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

You don’t need to heat up this dip. It is delicious as is!

SERVING YOUR BEAN DIP HEATED UP

If you want to serve your bean dip heated, top it with your favorite cheeses. I suggest a mozzarella, cheddar or pepper jack. Place in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until its heated through and nice and bubbly.

HOW DO I MAKE A LOADED BEAN DIP?

Add all your favorite toppings like:

  •  cheese
  • cojita cheese
  • jalapeños or pickled jalapenos
  • 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 and tacos!

IS BLACK BEAN DIP SPICY OR MILD?

The dip as this is mild. However, you can take the heat up easily!! 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! You can also add an extra jalapeno to your blender for a nice peppery spice.

WHAT DO I SERVE BLACK BEAN DIP WITH?

I love to serve this dip with tortilla chips. They complement it perfect.

A GLUTEN FREE OPTION

Because I am gluten free and many of my friends are too I always have these gluten free crackers or tortilla chips! 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!

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5 from 3 votes
loaded black beans in a cast iron skillet
Black Bean Dip
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Creamy, smooth delicious savory loaded black bean dip. Serve with chips for a delicious appetizer or snack.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Keyword: Bean Dip, Black Bean Dip, Mexican Dip
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 47 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup of your favorite Salsa homemade pico works great
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 can Black Beans
  • 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. Starting with salsa and lime juice.

  4. Pulse till smooth.

Recipe Video

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 Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 116mg5%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 149IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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