Black Bean Dip

I'm a big fan of black bean dip, but it's somewhat expensive at $3.99 a jar considering a can of black beans costs about $.60. It's also very fast and simple to make it homemade, so why not save a few bucks and eat better quality too?

Not much in the way of process except for measuring ingredients and chucking it into the food processor. One thing I did discover, though, is if you want a chunkier dip, then be sure to mince or chop your ingredients before adding them to the food processor. For instance, if you don't mince your garlic you'll have to pulse your food processor more to be sure the garlic gets chopped up fine. This results in pastier bean dip.

Other than a food dip for chips, I discovered a long time ago that black bean dip was awesome spread on a pita with a little sour cream. Definitely try this and as you can see my spreading skills are epic!

I found the recipe at if you want the original, but I made some changes because I felt the jalapeno stole the show, not in the heat department, but in the flavor department. I added more tomato paste, and subsequently had to season a little more with salt and cumin, because I wanted a more tomato-based dip. This worked out pretty well.

Black Bean Dip

  • 2 Cups Black Beans, Drained, Rinsed
  • 3 T Tomato Paste
  • 4 T Water
  • 2 Garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 Green onions, chopped
  • 2 T Jalapenos, chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor except for green onions.
  2. Mix chopped green onions into black bean dip.


  1. I totally agree with you, if you can, better to do it homemade. The black bean dip looks great!

  2. I love black bean dip! This looks great and I like your idea of combining it with some sour cream on a pita!

  3. Like you, I'm a big fan of black bean dip. I make my own black bean dip too. Your dip looks good. :-)

  4. Awesome! Black beans are my favorite....I like them in place of just about any bean! This is a great recipe!

  5. Yum, this looks good and I have all the ingredients in my pantry.. it must be a sign I should make it :)

  6. Yum I love black bean dip. Definately going to make this soon!!

  7. Thanks all!

    I'm going to keep experimenting with other recipes too. So, if you know a good one please share!

  8. I love black beans and black bean dip even more! It is one of my favorites. Thank you so much for sharing this...I will definitely be trying it!

  9. Hey! Your photos are starting to look might fine :) and I love the photo experiment link! How creative. Big fan of black bean dip myself too and I love how simple this recipe is! If I have beans at home I will be giving this a try!

  10. This looks great. We've been stuck on homemade hummus lately. I almost forgot you could make dips with other beans! lol. I'm going to try this next time.