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Black Bean Dip

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Black Bean Dip is an easy to make healthy recipe that anyone can pull together by adding black beans, spices, olive oil, and lime to a food processor.

overhead view of black bean dip in a vegetable platter

I love a good snack!

It takes me to my happy place and lately I have been trying to pack more vegetables into my day. I have found that by adding more vegetable-centered snacks into my day that I will eat more of them. This is also made easier when I take the time to meal prep my vegetables in advance by cleaning, cutting, and storing them in containers to enjoy throughout the week.

Now don’t get me wrong, I can eat vegetables on their own. However I have found that making my own dips for the vegetables, I will eat so many more of them. Previously on the blog, I shared with you a recipe for Curry Hummus and this has been a favorite along with a homemade black bean dip that I will share with you today.

How to make black bean dip

To make the bean dip, all you have to do is place all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. This may take about 5 minutes. You may also have to stop the process to scrape down the sides of the food processor a few times, but that is it.

The black beans provide a creamy texture, while the spices add lots of flavor, and the addition of the lime juice adds a tangy freshness to the bean dip. I also decided to add in a dash of hot sauce to make the dip spicy, if you like more, then feel free to add in as much as you would like.

My favorite way to enjoy this bean dip is by dipping my favorite vegetables and crackers into it. I especially love using celery, carrots, and Wasa crispbread. Try it for yourself!

close-up side view of black bean dip with celery and carrots

overhead view of black bean dip in a colorful vegetable platter

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip is an easy to make healthy recipe that anyone can pull together by adding black beans, spices, olive oil, and lime to a food processor.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black bean dip
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 108kcal


  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon water

juice of 1/2 a lime

    dash of hot sauce

      salt to taste


        • Using a food processor, add the black beans, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, coriander, olive oil, water, lime juice, hot sauce, and salt.
        • Process until smooth.
        • Pour into a bowl and serve with your favorite vegetables, tortilla chips, or crackers.
        • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 4 days.


        Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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        close-up view of black bean dip on a celery

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