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Black Bean Dip



    Black Bean Dip

    (Published Friday, Jan. 27, 2017)


    • 1 cup diced red onion
    • 1 cup diced green pepper
    • 3 tablespoons chopped garlic, about 6 cloves
    • 3 cups canned black beans, rinsed
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 tablespoon tomato paste
    • 1 tablespoon toasted cumin
    • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
    • Juice of two limes
    • 2 tablespoons hot sauce 


    • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onion, pepper and garlic for about five minutes or until light brown. 
    • Stir in the tomato paste and toasted cumin and cook for one minute. 
    • Place the black beans in the bowl of a food processor outfitted with a steel chopping blade. Add the sautéed ingredients and the kosher salt, then puree until the beans become a smooth paste.
    • Pour in the juice of two limes and the hot sauce. Pulse to combine. 
    • Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.