Thursday, May 5, 2011

Black Bean Fiesta Dip

This Black Bean Fiesta Dip is a super healthy and great tasting recipe packed with tremendous Southwest-inspired flavor! 

By this point, it's no secret that one of my favorite ingredients is Black Beans. Black Beans are a healthy superfood packed full of good nutrients from protein to fiber to antioxidants. They are also versatile and can be used in recipes including soups and salads, main dishes, and even dessert! I recently came across a great recipe at Gluten Free Cat for Black Bean Fiesta Dip.

My recipe below includes a few modifications from the original, so I could achieve the flavor profile I was looking for. I do completely agree with Heather that this dip is versatile and can be used as a dip with veggies or tortilla chips, as a vegetarian burrito or quesadilla, and as nachos. Mike was hesitant to try this dip, but it passes his test and even he agrees that it is As Good As Gluten!

Black Bean Fiesta Dip
·1 tsp minced garlic
·¼ cup red onion, chopped
·¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
·4-6 slices of pickled jalapenos
·1 TBS jalapeno juice
·1 TBS lime juice
·1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed
·½ tsp ground cumin
·½ tsp chili powder
·½ tsp sea salt

In a blender or food processor, pulse garlic, onion, cilantro, jalapenos, and jalapeno juice. Once ingredients stick to the sides, add the remaining ingredients and pulse until dip is creamy with only a few bean chunks.

I've also shared this recipe on: Seasonal Sundays


Heather @Gluten-Free Cat said...

Mmmmm, yummy! So glad you made this black bean dip your own! Thanks for the link love!