Impress guests with this irresistibly healthy, delicious, and easy-to-make dip by serving it with various fresh veggies or tortilla chips made for scooping.
It’s time to elevate your game day snacks (or for any gathering of friends or family) with this taste-bud tantalizing Zesty Black Bean Dip. If you’re looking for a unique but inexpensive dip that is satisfying without being overly filling, you’ve come to the right place.
What I like best about this dip is its versatility. Besides using it as a dip for fresh veggies, chips, pretzels, or crusty bread pieces, you can also use it to top tacos or quesadillas. Now doesn’t that sound mighty good?
Besides its dietary versatility, black beans are also a valuable nutrition powerhouse source of soluble fiber and protein – good for gut health, muscle-building, and bodily repair.
Once you try it for the first time, you’ll notice that the “zestiness” is subtle; part tangy, tart, and sour, this dip offers a vibrant blend of aromatic and savory spices creating a somewhat Tex-Mex flavor.
Now it’s your turn to experience this one-of-a-kind recipe! Enjoy not only the nutritional benefits it offers but also the adaptability of the many ways to incorporate it into meals or snacks.
Zesty Black Bean Dip
- 2 15 oz. cans Low-sodium black beans, divided
- 1 clove garlic diced
- ¼ cup minced green onions
- ¼ cup minced red onion
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- ¼ cup roasted red peppers
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
- Open one undrained can of black beans and add to either a food blender or food processor.
- Add to the blender with the black beans, the garlic, green onions, red onion, cilantro, roasted red peppers, olive oil, chili powder, lime juice, and hot pepper sauce.
- Blend the above ingredients together until smooth.
- Open the second can of black beans, drain into a colander, and then add these beans (not blended) to the blended dip to provide more texture. Stir together until well-mixed.
- Serve with fresh vegetables, chips, pretzels, crusty bread, or add as a topping to tacos or quesadillas.
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