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When My First Hand Blender Met Black Beans – A Memorable Dip

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When My First Hand Blender Met Black Beans – A Memorable Dip

Aside from sour cream and cream cheese, I think beans make for one of the best dip bases. I suppose it helps that I like the taste and appreciate the low-fat protein qualities. Nutritional value always seals the deal.

Today’s featured black bean dip has only 17 calories per tablespoon (good luck beating that) and it is chock full of nutrients. Here’s a quick run down of the other nutritional qualities (estimated).

*18% of your daily recommended vitamin K

*18% of your daily recommended vitamin C

*12% of your daily recommended folate

*8% of your daily recommended vitamin A

*141 mgs of Omega Fatty Acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6)

Black Bean Dip from Eating Well

1 19-ounce or 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed

1/2 cup prepared salsa, hot or mild

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

Directions: Combine black beans, salsa, lime juice, cilantro and cumin in a food processor. Process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

The dip tasted best with Tostitos (find me a dip that doesn’t, pullhease). I also tried bread, carrots, and red peppers and would recommend you do the same. Of all the black bean dips I’ve made (and I’ve made several), this is the most memorable. The taste is very smooth and the flavors blend well. The hubs (a/k/a Jason, my husband) had a hard time guessing the ingredients and he’s an experienced black bean dip eater.

Maybe it was the Cuisinart that made the dip work so well.

I purchased the Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender just special for this black bean dip. Review on its way. Stay tuned…

smart stick hand blender

Check out this recipe for a seven-layer bean dip!

11 Responses to “When My First Hand Blender Met Black Beans – A Memorable Dip”

  1. Chung says:

    Your black bean dip was delicious! Black beans in general are awesome, but when black beans are made into a healthy, savory dip, I feel (even if just for a moment) that all is ok in the world. Healthy, tasty, quick, cheap, nutritious, TASTY, HEALTHY! What more could you ask for? Please post more black bean dips if you come across others. I would love to try them.

  2. Chung says:

    Oh, I almost forgot! I love immersion blenders. Looking forward to hearing your review. I was so happy to receive one as a wedding gift. It’s so space efficient, and so useful in many ways!

  3. aren’t immersion blenders just great!! we had one at one kitchen I worked in that could have doubled for an outboard motor, you had to stand on a chair to use it, in one of our huge kettles!
    I wonder how that dip would be with pinto beans…I do love them!

  4. Larissa says:

    We ate this dip cold at Dipstock (and it was FABULOUS!) but I bet if baked with a sprinkle or two of queso and some green onions on top, it would add some variety to this tasty treat…since you could eat it everyday! This change, however, would add some fat but also some calcium to the nutritional values.

    p.s. I too am in love with my immersion blender….so fun to make sauces, dips and soups with!!

  5. Sara says:

    Thanks for the comments everyone. You’re all making me laugh. And Chung, everything is ok when there is dip involved.

    I’m trying to imagine what it’d be like to stand on a chair to blend. Adding that to my bucket list…

    Larissa – Good call on the queso and green onions. I’m not really into low-fat anyway:)

  6. Monet says:

    This sounds so good! I need to get my immersion blender out. I’ve made hummus, but I haven’t thought to make a black bean dip. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Sara says:

    Oh, yes. Hummus is next on my list!

  8. sweetlife says:

    oh I adore black beans, and this is perfect for summer..have you tried pinto beans in a dip a quick chop in the food processor with onion and tomatoes..yum

    sweetlife

  9. pup says:

    This sounds great!!! I am not a big bean person, but I like black beans!

  10. Meghan says:

    Ok, this might be the best part of my day – what a wonderful discovery!! Even though I love the Guiltless Gourmet version, I can never find it and this looks like an even more delicious (and healthy!) version I can make on my own. And who doesn’t love a reason to whip out the immersion blender…YUM!!

  11. Whiped cream is simple with a hand blender

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