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Easy Black Bean Dip in 10-Minutes

If you have 10-minutes and a blender, you’ve got a crazy delish easy vegan black bean dip!

black bean dip in white bowls with lime

Snacking really can be both healthy and delicious, and this easy black bean dip is a perfect example.

We love this black bean dip recipe because it’s…

  • Super simple
  • Perfect with veggie sticks or crackers
  • Makes a great spread for sandwiches and wraps
  • Flavorful
  • Wholesome
  • Crowd-pleasing

This Easy Vegan Black Bean Dip is one of the simplest recipes to make ever. It requires only 4 ingredients and prep time of 10 minutes flat! Did I mention that it’s also vegan and gluten-free?

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Black bean dip ingredients

  • black beans
  • salsa
  •  cumin
  • cilantro

A full list of ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

For this recipe, use either freshly cooked or canned beans. If using canned beans, remember to drain, pour into a colander, and rinse under warm water.

black beans in white colander

How to make black bean dip

If using canned beans, drain and rinse.

Combine beans, salsa, cumin, and cilantro (if using) in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add salt to taste if desired.

black beans, salsa, and spices in blender

Serve with fresh veggies or baked corn chips.

Ways to serve black bean dip

We serve this delicious dip with fresh vegetables like carrots, celery, cucumber, red bell pepper, and pita triangles. It would also be terrific with nice crusty bread.

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If you like to make wraps or sandwiches, it works fabulously as a base on a tortilla wrap. Just put a layer of black bean dip, then layer with fresh spinach, broccoli slaw, shredded carrots, or whatever you prefer.

For an appetizer, you might even make my Veggies in a Blanket that have proven to be very kid-friendly.

These vegan pinwheels are part of the recipe list from our Physicians Committee Cancer Project nutrition education and cooking series.

vegan pinwheels
Vegan Pinwheels are delicious spread with this easy black bean dip.

*Originally published October 2015.

Need a healthy chip?

Homemade corn tortillas are SO easy to make. Simply use regular corn tortillas. Slice each one into 8 slices using a pizza slicer. Arrange on a baking sheet and spritz with a water bottle. Sprinkle with sea salt and garlic powder. See the full recipe by clicking the link above.

homemade baked tortilla chips in basket with whole corn tortillas stacked in background on wooden tabletop

Nutrition in beans

Beans are a nutritious, natural source of fiber. One cup of cooked beans or lentils provides between 17 and 18 g of fiber.

Fiber assists the transport of food through your digestive tract, supporting colon health and preventing constipation. Fiber also plays a role in healthy cholesterol levels. 

Beans and lentils offer naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, which are better absorbed than nutritional supplements.

The recipe is from Dr. Neal Barnard’s book, The Cancer Survivors Guide, which is the textbook for some of the classes I teach for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine as a licensed Food for Life instructor.

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vegan bean dip in white bowl

Vegan Black Bean Dip

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This bean dip is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make with only 3-4 ingredients and prep time of 15 minutes flat! Recipe is from The Cancer Survivor's Guide by Dr. Neal Barnard of Physicians Committee.

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can black beans, or made fresh with 1 cup dry beans=1-3/4 cup cooked beans
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, (optional)

Instructions

  1. If using can beans, drain and rinse.
  2. Combine beans, salsa, cumin, and cilantro (if using) in blender, and blend until smooth. Add salt to taste if desired.
  3. Serve with fresh veggies or baked corn chips.

Notes

 Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77.5Total Fat: 1.1gCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 11.5gProtein: 7g

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Kathleen

Sunday 20th of September 2020

I love this dip and have made it many times. A good reminder to make it again. Thank you.

Wendy

Sunday 12th of May 2019

I made this black bean dip today. I omitted the cilantro . It came out delicious. My sister loved it.

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Monday 13th of May 2019

That's terrific! I love this dip because it's so surprisingly easy to make and tastes great. Glad you and your sister enjoyed it!

Johanne

Thursday 6th of July 2017

I love the healthy simplicity of this recipe. I would throw this in a wrap and be very happy. Good Job!

Bev

Monday 26th of October 2015

This is the exact recipe I use for black bean soup . I just add vegetable broth too !

Donna

Saturday 27th of February 2016

Sounds great! Love black beans in everything.