A few months ago, when I was in Dallas for work, my coworkers and I had dinner at a fun Mexican restaurant. I honestly don’t remember much about the food, except for the drinks and the delicious, creamy black bean dip that came with the chips and salsa. I’m pretty sure I ate my weight in chips and dip that night!
I’ve been wanting to recreate that specific bean dip for five months, and I finally got around to it today. And to be completely honest, I just started with a can of black beans and added a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Don’t you love it when that method works out in your favor?
This little concoction of mine is pretty amazing (as evident by the very small amount of leftover dip sitting in my refrigerator). After taking the above picture, another brilliant idea came to mind…
…black bean dip nachos! My plate of nachos was made up of baked tortilla chips, black bean dip, picante sauce, goat cheese, avocado, and onions. So unbelievably delicious and filling.
Creamy Black Bean Dip
1 15 ounce can of low sodium black beans, rinsed
1/2 cup of water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 heaping teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
A couple of other things worth mentioning…
In an effort to bring some variety to my workouts, I signed up for a hip hop dance workout class at my gym. So my next four Monday evenings will be spent breaking it down and shaking my bootay! This should be a really interesting experience!
My little sister got into a medical school in Georgia! I’m so incredibly proud of her. She’s going to make an amazing doctor! Love you, Aek!!!
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That black bean dip sounds delicious; I love it when recipes just work. (and hate it when they don’t and you feel like you have the obligation to eat all of it now because nobody else will…) those tortilla chips are so … cute! I’ve only ever seen huge big chunky ones.
Have you ever heard of Zumba? There’s a group at my gym and I’m tempted to try it…but wondering if I’ll just embarrass myself. There’s a lot of bum shaking =
Great post! =)
Hi there! The tortilla chips are just baked Tostitos scoops – perfect for nachos. And I actually try to go to Zumba once a week – I LOVE it! You should definitely try it out. It’s a great workout, and don’t worry, I make a fool out of myself every time! 🙂
Ooh those nachos look so appetizing. Congrats to your sister again, you and your family must be so proud of her.
They were delish! And thanks…we are all so proud and happy 🙂 2012 is off to a great start!
Oh yum! I always complain how we can’t get black beans here in Australia which makes for very interesting Mexican food. But I love nachos and improvise – that looks so yum!
Congrats to your sister as well! I can imagine the hard work that would have gone into that and I’m sure she and your family are over the moon! 😀
If I ever come to Australia, I promise I’ll bring a suitcase full of beans! 🙂 And thanks, we are super excited for her!
Ah! Congratulations to your sista!!! That is such a huge accomplishment and exciting transition! And your accidental recipe sounds truly amazing!
Thanks, Ellie! We’re all so proud of her! And yes, the dip turned out much better then expected!
Congrats to you for replicating the dip – I love when that happens! And congrats to your sister – what an amazing accomplishment for her! I’d be proud too. 🙂
Thank you so much! She’s definitely the nerd in the family!
Before I got to the nachos pic I was thinking “this dip would be awesome spread across some tortilla chips.” Great minds… 😉
Congrats to your sister!!!
Thanks, Laura! Those were seriously some of the best nachos I’ve had in a while.
Congrats to your sister- what an amazing achievement! I don’t know her but have so much admiration for her :)! And this dip sounds yummy- I’m always looking for a new dip recipe!
Thanks, K! I admire her a ton as well. 🙂
Congrats to your lil’ sis!
And I think that dip sounds awesome! I’m so frustrated my roomie doesn’t like beans. If she did, there would be so many more things to cook in the apartment…
Thanks, Amy! She doesn’t like beans!? How is that possible?!
that dip looks good. i love Mexican food. And congratulations to your sister! That’s awesome.
Thank you! Mexican food is definitely in my top three favorite cuisines.
haha, loved your comment “thanks bimi aunty.” you are so sweet!
congrats to aektu!!!…on finding such a beautiful dress?! where DID she get that gem from? oh and i guess congrats on the medschool thing =P
YAYAYAYA! And her dress IS beautiful. I wonder what wonderful person let her borrow it! 😉
So jealous of the hip hop classes! I’ve been wanting my gym to offer them forever, but they still don’t :/
Can’t wait to hear what you thought of it!
As you can probably see from tonight’s post, it was fun but not the workout I thought it was going to be. Oh well, you win some you lose some!
this is easy.. sounds really interesting im making it! 🙂
Let me know if you do!