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Healthy Black Bean Dip Recipe

This Low-Calorie Black Bean Dip Is Surprisingly Versatile

The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip

Healthy Black Bean Dip


2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup reserved black bean liquid
1/4 medium red onion
1 Roma tomato
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


This dip has a nice kick from the garlic, red onion, and cayenne pepper, and pairs well with tortilla chips and fresh veggies. I think it would be great as a sandwich spread as well! And the nutrition facts aren't too shabby either — low-cal, almost no fat or sugar, and a good amount of fiber and protein — score!

  • Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Transfer the dip to a bowl, add more sea salt to taste, garnish with leftover cilantro, and serve. It can be stored in the fridge, but I think it tastes best at room temperature.
  • For more on the recipe, head over to Eating Bird Food!

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