Recipe: Mexican Bean Dip

27 Dec

Mexican Bean Dip

Time: about 20 minutes to prep and cook



  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable broth, or water
  • 1-2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • Baked tortilla chips


  1. Saute onions and garlic in lightly greased skillet until tender, about 3 minutes
  2. Process black beans, cheese and salt in a food processor or blender until almost smooth, adding enough broth to make desired dipping consistency.
  3. Mix in onion mixture and cilantro.

Courtesy: 1,001 Low-Fat Vegetarian Recipes


On game day, nothing beats a good bean dip, this one proved that. It was very flavorful, but not very appealing to the eye. I added a dollop of non-fat sour cream, sliced green onions and sprinkled about a tablespoon of shredded cheese on top to make it prettier. It didn’t add many more calories, but who’s really counting when you’re digging in the dip?

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