Black Bean Dip For Game Day

This fresh and flavorful black bean dip recipe is made with lime juice, cilantro, and smoked paprika. Ideal for healthy snacking or entertaining friends!

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Snacks are my jam, especially healthy snacks. Whether it’s to refuel after a workout, tide my hungry kiddos over before dinner or serve at an impromptu get together with friends, I always keep my pantry stocked with the ingredients to whip up a quick and easy bean dip.

Need a few more reasons to make this dip?

Black Bean Dip with celery and tortilla chips

With the big game right around the corner, this black bean dip is sure to be a home run. (Oops…touch down? I’m not much of a sports person.) Regardless, this dip couldn’t be easier to make and comes together in just minutes. You simply pulse together black beans with fresh cilantro, salsa, lime juice, garlic and spices until thick and creamy.

Since dips can be a bit of a slippery slope when eating them with tortilla chips, I always keep my fridge stocked with celery sticks. They give me that crispy, crunchy texture I’m looking for without packing on the fat and calories.

Guacamole in a bowl

I like to save my fat calories for the healthy kind found in guacamole if you know what I mean.

Frequently asked questions:

What benefits do black beans have?

Good source of dietary fiber.

Black beans have more antioxidants, gram per gram, than any other bean. (Runner up? Red.)

Great source of protein – minus the cholesterol and saturated fat.

How to add a smoky flavor to black bean dip?

Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are the star ingredient to add for this dip. You can find them in most grocery stores, international markets or online. Deep, woodsy, smoky and delicious – this will be the ingredient that has your friends begging for the recipe. If you prefer a more mild dip, remove the seeds from the peppers which are where most of the heat lives.

What do you do with leftover chipotle peppers?

Mince them finely and place in a small resealable plastic bag then pop it in the freezer for a later time. I love adding chipotle peppers to chili, burgers, marinades and more.

Does cilantro need to be in a dip?

If you aren’t a fan of cilantro like my husband just leave it out!

No forks required.

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip For Game Day Recipe

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This fresh and flavorful black bean dip recipe is made with lime juice, cilantro and smoked paprika. Ideal for healthy snacking or entertaining friends!
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Servings: 8

Recipe Video


  • 15 ounce can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • celery sticks and tortilla chips (to serve)
  • 2 in chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (optional) (If looking to add a smoky flavor to the dip)


  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and puree until smooth.
  • Check for seasoning and add more salt if needed. Serve with tortilla chips, celery 


Calories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 10.3gProtein: 3.1gFat: 0.3gSodium: 462mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 1.5g

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16 thoughts on “Black Bean Dip For Game Day”

  1. This dip looks so creamy! I love a good black bean dip–not only is it healthy and high protein but it is easy to make. The celery is a perfect crisp, cool combo!

  2. After reading this, it is now my official New veg dip recipe! Love all that fresh garlic, fresh cilantro and the cayenne! I’ll try adding cumin in too but this is the one for me. thanks!!

  3. Claudia Phillips

    I made this, but only used 1/2 tsp. of cayenne and smoked paprika. I think that was plenty. Also, I didn’t have cilantro. It’s a very tasty dip and nutritious as well. It took about three minutes to make. I ate it with tortilla chips and avocado. It’s also good spooned into an avocado half with cheese on top melted under the broiler. Yummy.

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