Chipotle Black Bean Dip

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If snacking is your favorite meal of the day, have I got a recipe for you!  This super healthy Chipotle Black Bean Dip comes together in just 5 minutes.

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This Chipotle Black Bean Dip recipe couldn’t be easier.  Just toss the ingredients in a food processor and whir away! Black beans make this dip extra healthy and the chipotle makes it extra flavorful. Serve with tortilla chips (preferably baked), gluten-free crackers or crudités (veggies).

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This black bean dip gets its delicious smokey flavor and slight kick to it from a bit of chipotle chili and adobo sauce.  I’ve kept things on the mild side here, but if you want a spicy bean dip, then just add more chili and sauce to your liking.

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Black Beans are an excellent source of protein, iron, thiamin, folate, magnesium, selenium, potassium, zinc and quercetin (which is an antioxidant).  They’re a great simple source of low-fat protein for vegetarians.  Some possible health perks from eating black beans are lowered blood pressure, lowered cholesterol (due to the fiber), and lower blood glucose levels for diabetics (due to the protein and fiber). Black Beans are also important for overall digestive health support – for the colon in particular (due to the fiber), and the nutrients in black beans support heart health due to the variety of phytonutrients (antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components). These same antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients contained in black beans also work towards preventing certain types of cancer.

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Be sure to serve this protein-rich healthy black bean dip with plenty of your favorite vegetables, gluten-free crackers or tortilla chips (preferably baked).chipotle-black-bean-dipIf you’re looking for a delicious dip to serve on game day – just plunk this great-tasting vegetarian bean dip in front of your guests and watch it disappear.

~ Deb

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Yield: Serves 4 - 6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes (includes chill time)

This Chipotle Black Bean Dip recipe couldn't be easier. Just toss the ingredients in a food processor and whir away! Black beans make this dip extra healthy and the chipotle makes it extra flavorful. Serve with tortilla chips (preferably baked), gluten-free crackers or crudités (veggies).

Ingredients:

  • 1 15-ounce can low-sodium vegetarian black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup yellow or white onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup salsa (fresh or store bought)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water (to help blend if needed)
  • 1 small tomato, chopped (for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons purple onion, chopped (for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Place the black beans, garlic, onion, salsa, chili, adobo sauce, lime juice in a food processor and blend until you reach a desired consistency.  Add a tablespoon of  water as you go if needed to blend.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes before serving.
  3. Garnish with the chopped tomato, onion and cilantro.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
     

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