This Black Bean Dip is a household favorite! It’s a great dip for serving at parties, and it’s easy to make. (We’ve even used this black bean dip as a quesadilla filling!)
Since the Super Bowl is just a couple of days away now, I decided to share another one of my favorite dips. After all, you can never have enough dips on your Super Bowl appetizer table, right? This one uses black beans as the base, and it’s really quite simple to make. Plus, it’s surprisingly healthy, too! It’s always nice to include at least one healthy option for guests who are still holding true to their New Year’s resolutions. But don’t let the healthy talk fool you…this dip is flippin’ delicious!
I remember a time when I was afraid of black beans. They never really made an appearance on the table when I was a kid (we opted for green beans mostly), so they were kinda unknown to me. But once I discovered these wonderful beans, I was immediately hooked. And now I’m making up for lost time! (Just ask my wife. I’m always trying to throw a can of black beans into all sorts of recipes.)
Aside from dunking chips straight into this Black Bean Dip, I also love using it as a quesadilla filling. In fact, if you don’t want to serve this in dip form for your Super Bowl party, you could easily make several large quesadillas with this filling. If you go this route, just put a small bowl of sour cream in the middle of a big plate of quesadilla wedges. No matter which way you serve it, this dip will be a hit!
Did you make this Black Bean Dip at home? Leave a comment and let me know! Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog)!
Looking for some other tasty dip recipes? Check these out!
Delicious Black Bean Dip
- 3½ Tbsp olive oil divided
- ½ cup diced yellow onion
- ½ tsp minced garlic
- 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed, divided
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro plus more for garnish
- ½ tsp ground cumin
- ¼ tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp smoked paprika
- 2 Tbsp lime juice
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- salt to taste
- Using a small frying pan, combine the diced onion and minced garlic with 2 Tbsp olive oil. Sauté over medium heat until onions begin to turn translucent (~5-6 minutes).
- Transfer the sautéed onions and garlic into a food processor. Reserve ¼ cup of the black beans in a small dish. Add the remaining black beans, remaining 1½ Tbsp olive oil, chopped cilantro, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, lime juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Process until smooth. Add salt to taste.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with remaining black beans and additional cilantro and diced onions (optional).
- Serve with tortilla chips.