Black Bean Dip

Total Time:
5 min
5 min

4 cups

  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • Salt
  • Tortilla chips, for dipping

Place the tomato, onion and cilantro into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until well chopped. Add the black beans, cumin, hot sauce and salt, to taste, and pulse until the mixture is mostly smooth. Scrape into a decorative bowl and garnish with cilantro sprigs. Serve with tortilla chips.

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    It's a 4-star recipe with some modifications. Agree with other reviewers that it's too bland. I added garlic, lime juice, jalapeno and chipotle salsa for some extra flavor and kick. I also added some chopped red onion and cilantro at the end to make it look nicer!
    So good. I included the water in the black bean can, 4 garlic cloves, peppers and a whole red onion-yummy.
    I found this recipe to be quite tasty and it made a whole lot more than I thought it would. I also added a clove of garlic and a bit more hot sauce for some extra oomph. Next time I will add some lime juice! Regardless, the dip was quite a hit and will make again!
    I followed the recipe and added half of lime juice, one garlic clove, and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and it is good.
    I agree with some of the other reviews that say this needs more liquid. I ended up using evoo, but wish I'd kept some of the bean liquid. I also added some garlic powder and the juice from half a lime. I'd make it again, but I might tweak the ingredients a bit more.
    I made this for a small dinner party and thought with the fresh ingrediants it would be great, but this was totally not eatable! My guest and husband were truthful when they said "what a waste of black beans".
    Easy and fast. As others have said, needs more oomph. First time I made this, I added fresh jalepeno, a squirt of lime, and doubled the tomato (this adds flavor and helps add liquid). Needs plenty of salt (unless you use heavily salted beans or canned tomato). Next time I will add garlic too.

    A great low-fat and healthy snack!
    Wonderful, very tasty and healthy. Everyone thought is was "restaurant style" - a big hit!
    Threw this together as a side dish for some barbeque ribs. Very good, although I didn't add the tomato. I may up the spices somewhat next time.
    A Good base, but needs more liquid (reserved liquid from canned beans a good option). Water or olive oil would work, too.
    This is an excellent recipe and made a lot more than I was thinking it would. I added a couple cloves of garlic and a jalapeno for some spice and it was even more super delish!
    Made the recipe as written and it was wonderful--got many compliments on it! Garnished with a wedge of lime and a few sprigs of cilantro--pretty!
    I liked this--actually, I like all bean dips--but it could use a bit more oomph. I added a clove of garlic and some lime juice at the suggestion of other reviewers. But I would add even more next time--maybe a couple of cloves of garlic, juice from a whole lime and extra hot sauce.
    If made exactly by the recipe, it's a bit bland. Definitely add lime juice. I also used one whole red onion (on the smallish side, but still about twice as much as the recipe calls for). I used the chipotle Tabasco sauce--added a nice flavor. I serve it in a bowl with a dollop of sour cream, shredded cheese, and chopped scallions. Delicious and EASY!
    I added lime juice and a couple of pickled jalepeno slices. Really tasty and not too spicy. Interestingly, the color is sort of reddish purple rather than black.
    The only thing better than the tase of this dip is the short preparation time. I've made this dozens of times - always get rave reviews.
    I've been missing something when I have tried to make it without a recipe....found what I was missing here!!! Excellent with fresh jalapenos added
    sooooo good! but i think i will also try adding lime the next time.
    Great dip, guys! BUT--you forgot the garlic. Next time we make this, I'll add a clove and some lime juice as another reviewer suggested. Thanks so much for the recipe. We absolutely love your show.
    This dip is also great served warm with whatever kind of cheese you might want to melt into it. Next time I prepare this I am going to try adding some lime juice. I love your show and enjoy trying the recipes and experimenting with them. Thank you!
    great dip! made it twice in one week.
    lo -calorie. also used in a bean burrito for lunch.
    This recipe is easy and so yummy. Love the show and their recipes.
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