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.
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!
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.
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.
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