Chipotle Black Bean Dip: With less than 5 minutes and 5 ingredients, you can have a smokey dip that is perfect for dipping just about anything into it. Vegan. Gluten Free. Easy.
Have you ever had friends pop over for drinks or just to visit and have NOTHING in the house to serve them?
Now if they are the kind of good friends, they won’t care–if they do care, you need new friends.
But regardless of whether or not your friends will feel slighted if you don’t have a spread of gourmet food for them, I know that YOU care.
And you want to look like a rock star host even with NO time to prepare.
I have a solution for you.
Chipotle Black Bean Dip
This Chipolte Black Bean Dip is a simple vegan dip that features just a handful of ingredients that you probably have in your pantry. All you have to do is throw them into your blender or food processor and DONE.
And I don’t know about your friends, but my friends—well ANYTHING Mexican makes them super happy!
So you even though you didn’t make Homemade Potstickers or Greek Pinwheels, your friends are sure to be appreciative of this quick and easy dip. And I can tell you from experience it goes well with a few Dairy-Free Pina Coladas and laughter!
Tips on Easy Mexican Black Bean Dip:
- You can use any beans you like for this recipe. I prefer black beans and I always have them on hand after cooking a large batch in my instant pot.
- This dip is great both warm and cold. You can heat in oven for 10-20 minutes at 350 degrees or serve at room temperature or cold.
- If you really want this to be quick, just open a can of fat free refried beans and mix with the seasonings and 1/4 cup of water and heat through (and no judgement if you zap in microwave!)
- If I have an open jar of chipotle in adobe sauce, I will take a bit of the liquid from the can and mix with the beans and skip the rest of the seasonings, except for the salt.
- The lime juice really heightens the flavor of this simple dip. Of course you can serve it without the lime juice, but having limes on hand is always a good idea to add fresh flavor to dishes/drinks.
How to Make Spiderweb Smokey Black Bean Dip
So when company drops by and Halloween is approaching, I love to take a bit of Greek yogurt or sour cream in a sandwich bag with the tip cut off and pipe a spider web design on top.
I dare you, play with your food, dress it up in Halloween Costume. I gurantee you will put a smile on everyone’s face!
Chipotle Black Bean Dip
- 2 cups black beans cooked
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons chipolte chili powder or 1 chipolte from a can of chipolte in adobo sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon salt more if beans were unsalted
- juice of fresh lime
- chopped cilantro
- Place beans, seasonings, and juice of one lime in food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro and a dash of chili powder for presentation.