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Black Bean Dip

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This dip is made with black beans, seasonings, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro and is so good! This black bean dip is a great appetizer or addition to taco night.

Homemade Mexican Bean Dip

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SAVORY, SPICY, & DELICIOUS

You know what my favorite food is? Beans. Yep, that's right. So this recipe is right up my alley, and I didn't struggle to make multiple batches when recipe testing. This black bean dip is so quick and easy to make that it's perfect for a quick weeknight snack or even a weekend get-together. Serve it as an appetizer or make it for Tuesday taco night. You can't go wrong when you're serving up this bean dip!


BLACK BEAN DIP INGREDIENTS

Butter: Originally, I didn't have butter in the recipe, but I quickly changed my mind once I tried the butter version. Butter not only contributes to the flavor, but it also makes the bean dip a perfect consistency.

Red Onion, Jalapenos, + Garlic: Add great fresh flavor plus some spiciness.

Black Beans: To make this recipe quick and easy, I use canned black beans.

Lime Juice: Adds some tang to this dip. Freshly squeezed lime juice is best!

Seasonings: Cayenne, Chili Powder, Cumin, Smoked Paprika, Kosher Salt

Hot Sauce: Adds a bit of spiciness to the dip.

Cilantro: If you think cilantro tastes like soap, you can leave it out, but as a huge cilantro fan, it makes the dip so good.


HOW TO MAKE BLACK BEAN DIP

In a non-stick skillet, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add in 1/2 cup chopped red onion and 2 chopped jalapenos. You can leave in the peppers' seeds for a spicer dip or remove them. Cook for about 5 minutes to soften the vegetable, but do not brown. Add in 2 minced garlic cloves and continue to cook for an additional 30 seconds until fragrant.

In a food processor, add in cooked onions + jalapenos with the butter, 2 Tb lime juice, 1 tsp hot sauce, 2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp kosher salt, 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/4 tsp cayenne, and 1/3 cup packed chopped cilantro leaves. Process until well combined. You may need to use a spatula and push down the dip on the sides so it all gets mixed in well.

Pile into a serving bowl, and top with cotija cheese, cilantro, and/or hot sauce drizzle, if desired.



WHAT TO SERVE WITH BLACK BEAN DIP

• Tortilla Chips; I like this black bean dip best with traditional tortilla chips.

Tofu Tacos; Like I mentioned previously, this black bean dip is perfect for taco night, and these tofu tacos are so good!

Homemade Queso Dip; Queso and bean dip go hand-in-hand.


For this recipe:

Black Bean Dip Recipe

Black Bean Dip

This dip is made with black beans, seasonings, garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro and is so good! This black bean dip is a great appetizer or addition to taco night.

By Laura Bullock | Laura The Gastronaut

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

• 4 Tablespoons butter
• 1/2 cup red onion, chopped
• 2 jalapenos, chopped
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 30 ounces canned black beans
• 2 Tablespoons lime juice
• 1/3 cup packed cilantro leaves
• 1 teaspoon hot sauce
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt
• 2 teaspoons cumin
• 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
• Optional: cotija cheese, hot sauce, cilantro leaves, for topping

Instructions

1. In a non-stick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add in onions and jalapenos, and cook for about 5 minutes until softened. Do not brown. Add in garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds until fragrant.
2. In a food processor, add in cooked onions and jalapenos with butter, black beans, lime juice, cilantro, hot sauce, and seasonings.
3. Process everything until fully combined. You may have to scrape the dip down on the sides to get it all to mix together.
4. Pile into serving bowl, and top with cotija, hot sauce, and cilantro leaves, if desired.

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Category: Appetizers & Snacks, Sides & Dips, Vegetarian

Keywords: bean dip recipe, black bean dip

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Bon appétit!

October 31, 2021 by Laura Bullock

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