I still remember vividly the first time I ever tasted a black bean dip. It was at a Brazilian restaurant near our apartment in the East Village in NYC. Needless to say: I instantly fell in love with it and am thrilled to now share my version of a delicious black bean dip recipe with you.
It is super easy and fast to make and features only 6 ingredients. Have some black bean dip in your fridge and you will never be short of a healthy and nutritious snack.
1 can (15 oz, 420 g) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 clove garlic
3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
juice of 1 lime
1 Reserve a couple of black beans for garnish
2 Place all ingredients into blender and puree
3 Pour the dip into a serving bowl and garnish with reserved black beans and cilantro or parsley leaves
Serve this delicious black bean dip with home baked beet chips
1 Warm oven to 350 F (175 C)
2 Cut beets into evenly thin slices and lay them out on a parchment covered baking sheet. Dry them in the oven for 30 minutes. Then turn them over and dry again for 30 minutes.
Black beans are a wonderful source of plant-based protein, offering grounding and strengthening energies. They are also packed with fiber, complex carbohydrates, B-vitamins, calcium and iron. When combining beans with a whole grain our body receives a complete set of amino acids.