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Healthy Black Bean Dip Recipe
This is a simple healthy black bean dip that is low in fat and calories and high in fiber and protein. Paired with fresh veggies for dipping or baked tortilla chips, this dip makes a terrific healthy vegan snack.
This dip is my favorite way to add beans to my diet (and to sneak them into my kids diet) because the black beans are pureed and mixed with my favorite salsa to create a smooth, thick and filling treat. Adding beans to your diet is essential whether you are a vegan, vegetarian or simply trying to lose a little weight. Beans provide an excellent source of fiber which will help you feel full. They are also packed with many of the nutrients that are often lost in low fat/ low calorie diets.
The flavor and spice can be adjusted to suit your taste buds with out much effort, and the recipe will yield slightly different results according to the brand and type of salsa you choose to add.
Maintaining a low fat diet is crucial if you are trying to maintain your weight or lose weight. This black bean dip is virtually fat free. Adding cumin to the recipe will add antioxidants, making it an even smarter choice for your health.
Ingredients for Healthy Black Bean Dip:
- 1 1/2 cups cooked or canned black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup of your favorite salsa
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
Using a food processor or powerful blender, combine the salsa, beans and cumin. Process until smooth. Scrape down the sides when needed.
Chill before eating (if you prefer) and store in the fridge for up to three days.
Nutritional Details: Recipe makes six servings at 81 calories, 0.4 grams of fat per serving. 4 grams of protien, 4 grams of fiber per serving.
This dip tastes great with fresh veggies for dipping, on crackers, or with baked tortilla chips. It could also be used as a sandwich filling or spread.