Best Black Bean Dip

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Indulge in the wholesome goodness of this healthy and delicious Black Bean Dip! Bursting with flavor and packed with nutrients, this dip is a fantastic option for snacking or entertaining. Pair it with tortilla chips, crunchy veggies, or whole grain crackers for a satisfying and nutritious treat.

black bean dip in white bowls with lime

Savor the satisfaction of snacking on this black bean dip recipe paired with crispy homemade tortilla chips that can be whipped up in minutes. This wholesome combination offers a delicious balance of flavors and textures, making it an irresistible choice for guilt-free indulgence. Enjoy the nutritious goodness of black beans and the crunch of tortilla chips in every bite!

Opting for a healthy dip is an excellent choice when it comes to snacking. You should also check out our spinach artichoke dip and French onion dip recipes.

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

  • Super simple
  • Perfect with veggie sticks or crackers
  • It 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. It requires only 4 ingredients and the prep time of 10 minutes flat! Did I mention that it’s also vegan and gluten-free?

Ingredients for black bean salsa dip

  • black beans
  • salsa
  • cumin
  • cilantro

The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

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. Then, combine beans, salsa, cumin, and cilantro (if using) in a blender, and blend until smooth. Add salt to taste if desired. Serve with fresh veggies or baked corn chips.

black beans, salsa, and spices in blender

Ways to serve this vegan bean dip recipe

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

overhead of black bean dip in white bowls with lime

If you like to make wraps or sandwiches, it works fabulously as a base on a tortilla wrap. 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 use this recipe as a spread for my veggies in a blanket which has proven very kid-friendly.

Add-in topping options

While this dish is already a star on its own, jazzing it up with toppings like diced green and red bell peppers or chives can take it to a whole new level of color and flavor, perfect for impressing a crowd! Let your creativity shine as you sprinkle on these vibrant additions and watch as your dish transforms into a playful and delicious masterpiece.

Tortilla chips for dipping

Homemade corn tortillas are SO easy to make and perfect for serving with this black bean dip recipe 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

Black bean dip is healthy

Black beans are not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious, packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are an excellent source of plant-based protein, making them a valuable addition to vegetarian and vegan diets. Additionally, black beans contain significant amounts of folate, manganese, iron, and potassium, contributing to overall health and well-being.

The high fiber content supports digestive health, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and promotes feelings of fullness, aiding in weight management. Incorporating black beans into your diet can provide numerous health benefits and enhance the nutritional value of your meals.

Whether enjoyed in soups, salads, dips, or main dishes, black beans are a versatile and nutrient-rich ingredient worth incorporating into your culinary repertoire.

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.

*Originally published October 2015.

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vegan bean dip in white bowl
4.84 from 6 votes

Black Bean Dip

Savor the satisfaction of snacking on homemade black bean dip paired with crispy homemade tortilla chips that can be whipped up in minutes.
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

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

Instructions

  • If using can beans, drain and rinse them first
  • Combine beans, salsa, cumin, and cilantro in blender, and blend until smooth. Add salt to taste if desired.
  • Serve with corn tortilla chips or fresh veggies.

Video

Notes

We serve this delicious dip with homemade tortilla chips or fresh vegetables like carrots, celery, cucumber, red bell pepper, and pita triangles. It would also be terrific with nice crusty bread.
Add-on topping options:
While this dish is already a star on its own, jazzing it up with toppings like diced green and red bell peppers or chives can take it to a whole new level of color and flavor, perfect for impressing a crowd! Let your creativity shine as you sprinkle on these vibrant additions and watch as your dish transforms into a playful and delicious masterpiece.
Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my helpful tips can be found in the article above.

Nutrition

Calories: 77.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1.1g | Fiber: 11.5g

Disclaimer

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About Terri Edwards

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6 Comments

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

    1. 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!

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