Thursday, February 11, 2010

Healthy Black Bean Dip

Healthy Black Bean Dip

I've decided that if I want to try and keep any semblance of sanity, and still put out great recipes, I may have to stop trying to be so witty and cute in my posts...but am I even very cute or witty in my posts? Anyway, here's a dip I enjoyed while watching the Super Bowl. It's easy, fast, and healthy! Just don't tell anyone. This is definitely going to be my new go to recipe when I want something fun to eat, but don't want to put a lot of time in to it. It's smoky, tangy, and eating it with a dollop of sour cream on top cuts through the spice a bit. I made this on Saturday evening and it was so good, I almost didn't have enough for the game. Now that I am re-stocked on black beans, I have a feeling I'll be making this again very soon.

Healthy Black Bean Dip

Healthy Black Bean Dip
(Adapted from Active Foodie)

Makes 2 generous servings

1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 chipotles in adobo
1/4 teaspoon adobo sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, grated
2 small tomatoes, seeds and pulped scooped out and diced, one reserved for topping
Juice of 1/2 lime
2 green onions, whites and light green parts sliced, green tops reserved
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

Place beans, chipotles, adobo sauce, salt, and garlic in a food processor and pulse until well mixed.

Add the tomatoes, lime, green onions, and cilantro and pulse just until combined.

Serve with grated cheese, tomatoes, sour cream and corn chips.

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Active Foodie said...

I'm so glad that you liked it!! Yours looks great as well!

Erica said...

Love this! I make something similar except I use tomato sauce and spices- I bet the adobo is awesome in here! Black beans rock. Of course you're witty :) <3 your blog!

Carrie said...

Sounds fabulous! I love anything with chipotles in adobo.

Gaby said...

love it!! Now you can both make a batch and I can eat them both with a big bag of chip and guacamole. that sounds like a party to me!! haha...! 9 more days till margs!!

Jenn said...

If it's easy, fast, healthy and delcious...I'm all for it!! Dips are greats for snacks.

Diana said...

You are definitely witty and cute in your posts! I don't just read for the recipes -- though those are always a big draw too. (especially when you talk quinoa...)

vanillasugarblog said...

you'e always witty and cute to me momma!
I hate running out of beans in my cupboard too.
Has this been the week form hell or what? Everyone I know has had a horrid week, myself included. Is it the moon?

daxphillips said...

Anything with chipotle peppers and adobo sauce is game on in my book. Good work.

angela@spinachtiger said...

Esi you made me laugh. I see your healthy bean soup along side a all those chips. Of course you are witty. :)

Esi said...

Thanks everyone and Sonja, thank YOU for the inspiration.

Dawn, I wish it was just the moon...think it has more to do with the unfortunate life path I chose ;)

Memória said...

Ummm, this looks healthy and delicious, but of course I would find a way to make it unhealthy hahaha.

Maria said...

Love this dip!

Kerstin said...

The adobo sauce sounds so perfect with black beans - yum!

Unknown said...

i just made one that looks awefully similar ;) i must've been channeling active foodie, now i should go check out her blog!

Deana Sidney said...

This is a great dip and healthy too!!! I am crazy about chipotle flavor in anything.. this should do it!

Chef Fresco said...

Ohh nice use of chipotles! I bet this is delicious!