Smashed black bean dip

October 13, 2009

Sometimes we need a quick, satisfying meal, and this dip does the trick in our house. It tastes great served with corn tortilla chips covered in melted cheese, or in a corn tortilla quesadilla.

  • 1 15z can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 3-4 green onions, diced
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • juice of 1 lime
  • good handful of chopped cilantro
  • good drizzle of olive oil
  • salt to taste (maybe ¼ to ½ tsp)
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix thoroughly. Either give the whole mixture a few pulses with an immersion blender, or pulse half of the mixture in a food processor/blender and then add back into bowl with unblended portion. The texture should be “smashed,” but not completely pureed.

If you like your food spicy, you could easily add a jalapeno with some of the seeds or a dash of cayenne pepper.

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