If you like appetizers, you’ll love this Black Bean Jalapeno Dip. This bean dip is so yummy and flavorful, you won’t believe it isn’t packed with calories! It is one of my favorite healthy recipes.
For years, all the recipes I made revolved around the foods that my boys would eat. And, for many years, the list of those foods did not contain anything spicy, and certainly nothing that contained beans!
Now that the boys are older and not around as much, I can venture into recipes that involve many more vegetables, beans, spicy items, etc. Hubby and I enjoy lots of different tastes and textures, and he is always happy to be the guinea pig with my recipe experiments, so we are enjoying a new freedom with food that we haven’t experienced in years!
This recipe came to be when I had leftover black bean puree from making a brownie recipe.
Now, I wouldn’t categorize the brownie recipe as one of my healthy recipes, but with the black beans substituted for most of the oil, it certainly is a lot less unhealthy than regular brownies!
And making the brownies is a perfect way to use the other half of the black bean puree you get when you blend the entire 14.5 ounce can of black beans. So use up that whole can and make yourself two tasty treats! 🙂
If you like appetizers, you'll love this Black Bean Jalapeno Dip. This bean dip is so yummy and flavorful, you won't believe it isn't packed with calories! It is one of my favorite healthy recipes.
- 7 ounces black beans (canned, I used Goya brand)
- 1/4 cup chopped jalapeno slices (from a jar)
- 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Don't drain or rinse the black beans. Puree them (with their liquid) until smooth. Measure about 2/3 cup of the puree.
Mix the 2/3 cup of the puree with the rest of the ingredients. Serve with pretzels, crackers, veggies, or whatever you like to dip!
I typically puree the entire can of black beans, and then use some of the puree for my decadent Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownies, and the rest for this recipe. If you want to use the whole can of black beans just for this recipe, you will need to double the amounts of the other ingredients (approximately).
IMPORTANT! Based on feedback I received from readers, not all canned black beans are the same! Some seem to have more liquid than others. I used Goya brand, which does not have a lot of liquid, and what it does have is rather thick and not watery. So if your dip turns out too runny, try using Goya.
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