If snacking is your favorite meal of the day, then you’re going to love this super healthy Chipotle Black Bean Dip!  This Black Bean Dip recipe is made with canned black beans, onion, garlic, salsa and chipotle chili powder.

bowl of black bean dip

This 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 an assortment of fresh vegetables.

bowl of black bean dip

Black Bean Dip Recipe

This black bean dip gets its delicious smokey flavor and slight kick to it from a bit of chipotle chili powder 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 adobo sauce to your liking.

  • Canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • Garlic clove, smashed and chopped
  • Onion, chopped
  • Salsa (fresh or store bought)
  • Chipotle chile powder
  • Adobo sauce
  • Ground cumin
  • Fresh lime juice

How to Make Bean Dip

This easy bean dip can be served warm (heat it up in a pan), at room temperature or chilled.  It’s a great versatile recipe you can whip up in a pinch and everyone will love!  

  1. Blend the ingredients: 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 few drops of water if you want a creamier consistency
  2. Season:  Add a little sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  3. Garnish:  Decorate the top with pico or corn salsa

What to Serve with Black Bean Dip

Black bean dip goes well with…

food processor filled with beans and onion

Benefits of Black Beans

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.  The benefits of black beans make them a great vegetarian protein replacement for meat. 

 

bowl of black bean dip

 

plate with dip and chips

Easy Appetizer Recipes

Chipotle Black Bean Dip
Yield: Serves 4 - 6

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

If snacking is your favorite meal of the day, then you're going to love this super healthy Chipotle Black Bean Dip!  This Black Bean Dip recipe is made with canned black beans, onion, garlic, salsa and chipotle chili powder.

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

Instructions

  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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 7gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

theharvestkitchen.com attempts to provide accurate information, however, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.