Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip

9 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1994

This lively dip can be made in minutes. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Ingredients 24 servings

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  • 1 19-ounce or 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • ½ cup prepared salsa, hot or mild
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Combine black beans, salsa, lime juice, cilantro and cumin in a food processor. Process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 17 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 23 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 6 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 54 mg sodium; 2 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: Free Food

Reviews 9

June 10, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
tastes alright to much salsa, putting in a 1/4 cup would do. salsa over powers beans Pros: healthy Cons: salsa mix
July 10, 2011
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By: Teri
So easy and so good! I didn't have all the ingredients needed, I improvised. The beans I drained but didn't rinse, left just a bit of the can juices, I used a drained can of RoTel instead of salsa and used 1T dried cilantro instead of fresh. It was great and I will definitely make it again. Pros: tastey, healthy, just plain yummy Cons: doesn't look very appetizing, I sprinkled some cheese on top
February 07, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Lively exactly describes this low fat low calorie appetizer! I served this at our pre Super Bowl party with homemade pita chips and even like a tapenade on whole wheat baguettes. Wonderful!
January 31, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
An awesome, incredibly easy dip, even starting with dried beans. It's great with veggies for a low-calorie snack.
January 05, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
My new signature appetizer! I made this salsa dip for a party of healthy eaters and was thrilled with the result! I don't own a food processor but used a small blender to mix the lime juice, cilantro and cumin with some of the salsa, then added that to the rest of the ingredients. The chunky effect was fantastic and I plan to make it my signature item for all parties. I suggest buying some heartier baked tortillas rather than making your own -- the homemade ones just didn't hold up the dip at all. Enjoy!
December 21, 2009
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By: ferschjenny
too much lime for me. I think next time i'll use only 1 tbsp., but it went in about 10 mins. watching the Giants Game! :)
December 02, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
I absolutely love this dip. I tried it out on my co-workers and they absolutely loved it. And the best thing it is a snap to make!
November 01, 2009
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By: newyorkyankeesfan
This is FABULOUS!!! I tweeked it a bit- by adding fresh salsa instead of jarred. We also enjoy things a bit spicier in my family, so I added a bit of garlic salt and some chopped up jalapenos- delish!!
October 30, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
This is terrific, and so easy to make.
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