Easy Black Bean Dip

I was getting ready to do some work on our home improvement projects and knew I’d need to have ready-to-go food because cooking wasn’t going to happen once I got started. Earlier I had been craving bean dip, so I pulled out a new recipe and thought I’d give it a go. Black bean dip just sounded good. And this one looked easy.

This Easy Black Bean Dip is quick, easy, and affordable to make and delicious to eat! | A Chat Over Coffee

This Easy Black Bean Dip is quick, easy, and affordable to make and delicious to eat! | A Chat Over Coffee

As often happens, the recipe called for items that I don’t routinely keep in my pantry. By this point I was determined that I WAS going to have black bean dip (so there!) and started making substitutions. The original recipe said to let the dip sit for 30 minutes to let the flavors marry, but after one taste to check the seasoning, I was hooked. My husband and daughter saw me standing among the drop cloths at the kitchen counter (there is nowhere to sit in the kitchen right now), happily munching away, and decided they needed to taste it, too. There was no waiting. The flavors remained unmarried. We just ate black bean dip. Yummy!

You should try this Easy Black Bean Dip from A Chat Over Coffee. You won't be sorry!

You should try this Easy Black Bean Dip. You won’t be sorry!

I did pause long enough to realize I’d want to share this recipe with you, so I put some of the dip in a cute bowl a friend brought back from her trip West and garnished it with a couple of celery leaves from my indoor Junk Garden. As I’ve been typing I’ve realized this recipe is really inexpensive. I mean, it’s cheap to make!  And it couldn’t be any easier.

Easy Black Bean Dip

from A Chat Over Coffee

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 15.5-oz cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (This amount adds flavor but not heat. Kick it up to your taste.)

What to Do:

Dump everything into a food processor and whiz it up until it’s smooth, scraping down the sides of the processor container as necessary. Serve with tortilla chips, corn chips, veggies, crackers, or as a spread in a wrap.

Easy Black Bean Dip is yummy! | A Chat Over Coffee

Easy Black Bean Dip is yummy! | A Chat Over Coffee

If you keep a halfway decently stocked pantry you probably have most of these ingredients right now. Why not try it? It’s so easy, and so inexpensive to make, and so yummy. I hear there’s a football game on Sunday evening…maybe this would make a good snack?

Do you have any favorite dip recipes?

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Update: This post was shared at Happiness is Homemade #108, What’s For Dinner? Sunday #31, Roses of Inspiration #49, The Homemaking Party (2/17), Motivation Monday (2/14), Healthy Living Link Party #50, and The Art of Home-Making Mondays #92.

This post was featured at The Art of Home-Making Mondays #93.

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40 responses to “Easy Black Bean Dip

  1. Our favorite dip is taco dip. I assemble it in a large round flat covered container…I think it is a Tupperware pie keeper, though I have never used it for that purpose. It might be about 15-16″ in diameter.

    Bring 2 8oz blocks cream cheese or neufchatel to room temperture. Put in mixer bowl. Mix in seasonings. I use Mexican seasonings and garlic and onion powder, some parsley. You can also use those taco seasoning packets but we always find them too salty. Season to your taste. I thin it some with Chalula hot sauce…we have liked that for a number of years now. Or you could thin if needed with mayonnaise or plain yogurt or salsa. Your cream cheese mix should have an adobe color when it is ready.

    Spread it in the bottom of container. I have been places where the first layer is bean dip but we do not prefer it that way. Then sprinkle on diced onions…we use sweet when using raw. Then liberally cover with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced black olives and shredded co-jack cheese or pepper jack, depending on how spicy your eaters will want. Chill before serving; serve with tortilla chips and celery stalks (my husband likes it with celery).

    These are all items I always have on hand, though in the winter I need to plan ahead with the tomatoes. I have four at perfect condition right now on the counter because I am making it later today.

    Not for the football game though as we do not follow sports. We will be going over to my oldest son’s house for a Chinese New Year
    Eve party tomorrow. My daughter in law was born in Hawaii but her parents were born in China. They are all Christian, but many traditions are cultural, not religious. It is very important to be with family and eat lots of good food. And to wear red. I know, my taco dip is not Mexican, but they requested it. It is a potluck anyways, and Ka and her mother will make many tasty dishes. My favorite is spam musubi…it is layer fried spam between layers of sticky rice and wrapped with seaweed.

    I hope you enjoy your gathering and much good food, too, this weekend.

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  2. This sounds so yummy, I can practically taste it. Thanks for sharing with us. I love using lemon in foods.

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  3. Hello! I came over to visit you from my dear Stephanie’s party, and so happy I did.
    Your black bean dip sounds delicious! I will certainly give this a try. I like the idea of using it in a wrap. 🙂
    Have a beautiful day~~ Debbie

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  4. Yum!! If I haven’t done it yet.. I would like to invite you to share your post over at Healthy Living Link Party, it goes live every Wednesdays, 5pm PST ( 7pm Central Time) until Sunday 7pm. Hope to see you there!

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  5. My family and I enjoy black beans, but I have never made a dip with them before. I will definitely have to try this sometime soon. We had fajitas this evening for supper and I must say this would have been delicious on them.

    Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. I hope you’re able to join the party again soon.

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  6. We are always on the new look out for bean recipes! Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

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  7. Good Monday morning! 🙂 Just a little note to let you know that we have *featured* this post today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth. Have a wonderful week and thank you for sharing with us!

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  8. Yum! This looks delicious. I can feel the protein power already! This would be SO good with those little adzuki bean tortilla chips cups that are my current non-chocolate addiction! Thanks for sharing…I found you at The Art of Homemaking Mondays!

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