Black Bean Jalapeno Dip

Black Bean Jalapeno Dip

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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.
Black Bean Jalapeno Dip | Bless This Empty Nest - All of the flavor and none of the calories of your typical bean dip recipe! This 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!

Black Bean Jalapeno Dip | Bless This Empty Nest - All of the flavor and none of the calories of your typical bean dip recipe! This is one of my favorite healthy recipes!
This recipe came to be when I had leftover black bean puree from making a brownie recipe.

Have you ever used black beans as an oil substitute in brownies? If you haven’t, you need to try it! Check out this Dark Chocolate Black Bean Brownie recipe on my other blog, Dizzy Busy and Hungry.

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! 🙂

Black Bean Jalapeno Dip | Bless This Empty Nest - All of the flavor and none of the calories of your typical bean dip recipe! This is one of my favorite healthy recipes!

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Black Bean Jalapeno Dip | Bless This Empty Nest - All of the flavor and none of the calories of your typical bean dip recipe! This is one of my favorite appetizers!
Black Bean Jalapeno Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

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. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2 people
Author: Kristin
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Don't drain or rinse the black beans. Puree them (with their liquid) until smooth. Measure about 2/3 cup of the puree.

  2. 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!

Recipe Notes

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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Black Bean Jalapeno Dip | Bless This Empty Nest - All of the flavor and none of the calories of your typical bean dip recipe! This is one of my favorite healthy recipes!

15 thoughts on “Black Bean Jalapeno Dip

  1. Hi! Such a great recipe. It’s so nice to see that we recognise that we not only take care of our faith but also our bodies….bith gifts from God. As an added health suggestion, I suggest that the oil can be replaced with an equal amount of either tahini or the aquafaba(bean juice) from the can of beans. More can be added if the hummus is too thick.

  2. Oooh, one of my favorite dips is a black bean similar to this, but I love the idea of adding jalapeño (I had not idea how hard it was to spell “jalapeño” btw ;).

    Pinning for later, glad I found you at Organized 31! If I make it, I will come back and review!

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