This fresh and flavorful black bean dip recipe is made with lime juice, cilantro and smoked paprika. Ideal for healthy snacking or entertaining friends!
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 beans are a fabulous addition to your diet:
- Good source of dietary fiber.
- Black beans have more antioxidants, gram per gram, than any other bean. (Runner up? Red.)
- High in folate which is especially important for pregnant women as it aids in the proper development of the fetus and spinal cord.
- Contain Anthocyanins – a powerful phytonutrient that protects cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
- Good source of B6 which is known to protect against heart disease.
- Great source of protein – minus the cholesterol and saturated fat.
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 Dandy celery sticks. They give me that crispy, crunchy texture I’m looking for without packing on the fat and calories.
I like to save my fat calories for the healthy kind found in guacamole, if you know what I mean.
No forks required.
Black Bean 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
Disclosure: Duda Farm Fresh Foods has compensated me for my time to develop this recipe. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The Lemon Bowl possible. All thoughts are my own.
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