Refreshing Black Bean Dip

You may think it's odd to call a black bean dip refreshing, but this is the best word I could think of to describe it. When served chilled, the coolness combined with the fresh lime juice and hints of sea salt and other flavors create a unique flavor profile that is . . . refreshing! Using basic ingredients and a food processor, you can whip up this dip in no time. I do advise allowing it to chill in the refrigerator for a few hours to chill and allow the ingredients to marinate together.

You can serve this dip with sliced carrots, bell peppers, or tortilla chips.

Place the S blade in your food processor and add all the ingredients. Blend for approximately two minutes. Use a spatula to scrape down all that blended goodness and blend again for another minute. It's that easy! You don't even have to pre-dice the onion or jalapeno if you're like me and tend to just estimate amounts.

This versatile recipe can also be used as a base layer for burritos, wraps, or other dips. Just imagine it layered with diced tomatoes, green chiles, diced bell peppers, jalapeno, and the cheese of your choice. Enjoy chilled or warm in the oven for about 30 minutes and dive into a warm, cheesy, healthier dip!

black bean dip recipe card


2 c black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 c red onion

1 T jalapeno, deseeded if you prefer less heat

2 T lime juice

2 t cumin

1 t sea salt

2 T olive oil

Place your S blade in your food processor. Add all ingredients and blend for 2 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides. Blend again for 1 minute. Chill for 2 hours to allow the flavors to marinate.