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Black Bean Dip

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Black bean dip is a summer favorite! Easy to make, creamy, with just the right amount of spice and healthy too! Completely homemade with instant pot cooked beans, this simple black bean dip will elevate your chips and dip game!

Homemade Black Bean Dip - Easy, Creamy and Healthy!

These days I am embracing quarantine and all the positive things about it, like cooking and eating delicious recipes with my family.

It really is a blessing that the world had to slow down and we get to spend this time together. We are healthy and that in itself is something to be grateful for.

So as the weather starts warming up, I am thinking of all the Tex-Mex recipes I want to enjoy in my backyard. Black beans, Carne Asada, Carnitas, Mexican corn and watermelon!

I might even whip up some margaritas too!

How to Make Black Bean Dip

Homemade Black Bean Dip - Easy, Creamy and Healthy!

This black bean dip is so easy to make – you just need a food processor! Just add all the ingredients and pulse it for 5 minutes until smooth and creamy and voila, you have the best homemade black bean dip!

If you need more liquid to make it smooth, add a little bit of water – 1 tablespoon should do. You want it to be smooth, but still tick enough to be a thick consistency, so that you can eat it with chips easily.

You can make this recipe using canned or home cooked beans. I prefer to use leftovers from my super simple instant pot black beans recipe because of the seasoning I use which gives me more control of the sodium content.

If you want to make it spicier, add the Jalapeño or more chipotle pepper powder. You can also substitute it for black pepper, but I love the way the chipotle pepper gives it a smoky flavor.

Another use for this black bean dip is to use it in tostadas, burritos or even tacos. It really is versatile!

Black Bean Dip

Black bean dip is a cinco de mayo favorite! Easy to make, creamy, with just the right amount of spice, vegan and healthy too!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: black beans, dipping sauce, dips, easy recipes, party favorite
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 516kcal


  • Food Processor


  • 2 cups cooked black beans (1 can)
  • 1/3 cup red onions chopped roughly
  • 1/3 cup cilantro chopped roughly
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle pepper powder
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cotija cheese to top it
  • 1 bag tortilla chips or veggies to serve


  • Process all the ingredients, except cotija cheese in a food processor or blender until smooth. Add a tbsp of water if needed.
  • Enjoy!


Nutrition Notes: One serving is approximately 1/2 cup and 1/4 bag of tortilla chips.


Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 4mg

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  1. May 27, 2020 / 6:29 am

    Jana this looks amazing!! sounds like the perfect mid-day snack…love it
    looking forward to your next post 🙂

    • Jana
      May 28, 2020 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you for checking it out! It’s pretty simple and delicious!

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