Black Bean Dip Recipe

Here is an excellent black bean dip recipe for your to try! It’s super versatile because you can serve it hot or cold, with corn chips and veggies to dip into it, or use it as a filling in burritos, quesadillas and stuffed peppers. Bottom line is that this is one healthful and delicious little gem of a recipe that I’d love to share with you!

This black bean dip recipe is a great go-to for game day, super bowl parties or as a snack after school and it only takes about 15 minutes to prepare!

One of my favorite aspects of it is how healthy it is. Some people aren’t very fond of beans on the whole but this bean dip has the right combination of Mexican-inspired flavors that make it too scrumptious to pass by.

Black Bean Dip Recipe


  • 2 cans of black beans, rinsed thoroughly and drained
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 small hot pepper or to your liking (you can sub 1 4oz. can diced green chiles)
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Optional: shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Pour rinsed beans into bowl or container then with a potato masher or the back of your fork mash all the beans. (If you plan to serve this dish hot you may want to use an oven safe casserole dish in this step.)
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir together until evenly dispersed and it’s the consistency you like.
  3. You can serve this room temperature or hot. For serving hot, preheat the oven to 350°, sprinkle the top with shredded cheddar cheese then place in the oven for 25 minutes or until cheese is beginning to brown.

Other black bean dip recipes mix the beans with loads of sour cream or cream cheese but I think beans can be creamy and delicious on their own, and with the assistance of a few herbs and spices this is a real knockout.

Studies have shown that black beans are among some of the best foods you could possibly eat. They have tons of phytonutrients in their dark-colored skins, loads of healthful fiber which support digestion and particularly colon health. They have lots of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits to the body which help prevent cancers. They even aid in heart health so what’s not to like about black beans?! They are a super food in and of themselves but for someone following a vegetarian diet they’re even more vital to good health.

So now that you know this delicious little snack is actually good for you, you won’t think twice next time someone asks you to bring a dish to the tail gating party!

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