black bean dip

Bored of the usual "salsa with sour cream" or "woot, let's spice it up and add some guacamole"?

Yeah? Then try this out!

Goes great with fresh or (oven toasted) pita triangles and even tortillas. What I really like about it is that it's very healthy without tasting healthy, unless you just don't like beans. It's got a great fiber count because of the beans and we all know that fiber is a good thing to have in a diet, right?

No? Well, if you are rocking back and forth on the porcelain throne, then you need to be putting away the salsa and scooping up the black bean dip. Just think of how all the friends that you called over to watch sports or some movie will be that thanking you for adding some fiber to the diet.

tee hee!


black bean dip
makes 2 cups

1 can (19 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup minced onions
2 Tbsp chopped, fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp each cumin and black pepper
1/3 cup low-fat sour cream

Combine all ingredients (except sour cream) into blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in sour cream. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe from: Black Bean Dip, The Crazy Plates Cookbook