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? 

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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…

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…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!  Smile  This should be a really interesting experience!

AND finally…

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!!!


By Parita

0 thoughts on “Creamy Black Bean Dip”
  1. 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! =)

    1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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! 😀

  3. 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. 🙂

  4. 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!

  5. 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


    1. 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!

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