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A white bowl of creamy black bean dip is garnished with green onions. It is surrounded by red peppers, cherry tomatoes, chips and wedges of lime.
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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Black Bean Dip

Serves 2 or 3 adults as a main dish or 8 people as an appetizer.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Mirlandra Neuneker

Ingredients

  • 1 can about 15oz black chili beans (S&W makes a great one)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup grated Mexican cheese or your favorite cheese
  • 1 large Roma tomato diced small
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro optional
  • Diced avocado to garnish if desired

Instructions

  • Pour the standing liquid off the top of the beans so the level of liquid is just below the level of the beans in the can (the less liquid you use the thicker the dip). Puree the remaining liquid and the beans in a food processor with the sour cream.
  • In a medium sized glass bowl, microwave the bean mixture with cheese for 30-45 seconds at a time until thoroughly melted. Stir to combine.
  • Add the tomato and green onions. Taste and add salt if desired (if serving with salty chips you may not want it). Add cilantro if desired. Stir and serve warm with tortilla chips or fresh tortillas. Garnish with avocado chunks if desired.
  • Leftovers can be refrigerated and warmed again.

Notes

The sour cream can be replaced by one of the following if desired:
- Low Fat Cottage Cheese (small curd)
- Low Fat Sour Cream
- Goat Cheese (this is a better dairy option for people who are lactose intolerant)

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 119IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg