Black Bean DipYum
There’s nothing fancy about this Black Bean Dip…..but it has gotten rave reviews whenever I’ve taken it to a party, potluck, or when I’ve served it at home for a casual get-together. It’s simple comfort food and it makes for a great snack to serve the guys while they’re planted in front of the t.v. watching football. If you take this Black Bean Dip to a party, tailgate or otherwise, you won’t be taking home any leftovers.
I actually like this dip better with refried beans….it’s creamier – but black beans are much healthier, so lately I tend to use the black beans more often when making this dip. When I go for the refried – I always use vegan refried beans. I like this dip best when it’s served warm….but it’s just as delicious when it cools to room temperature. I recently posted this QUESO DIP recipe….it’s incredibly delicious – and pairs nicely with this Black Bean Dip. Enjoy!
~ xo Deb
Black Bean Dip
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 16 ounce can of black beans (if using refried – I use Rosarita Vegetarian Refried Beans)
- 2-3 tablespoons sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
- ¼ cup salsa (I use Newman’s Own mild)
- ½ cup Jack cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
- 1/2 large avocado, peeled and chopped
- 1/3 cup black olives sliced
- 3 scallions, sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Add the beans, sour cream, salsa, and cheese to a saucepan over medium-low heat.
- Stir until the cheese has melted and the ingredients are well incorporated and heated through.
- In a small bowl add the chopped tomato, black olives, scallions, cilantro, onion powder and freshly ground black pepper. Gently toss the ingredients to mix.
- Place the warm beans in a serving dish and top with the tomato mixture.
- Place the black, sour cream, and salsa in a food processor and process until mostly smooth.
- Heat the bean mixture in a saucepan over medium-low heat and add the cheese and stir until the cheese has melted and the ingredients are well incorporated and heated through.