Wednesday, January 7, 2009

How to make friends and be happy in 5 minutes, or Black Bean Dip

This recipe is ridiculously easy and so good! There's no tedious peeling and chopping of ingredients. It's great for using up the last little bit of cilantro that's about to go bad. It's pretty good nutritionally too! Feel free to fudge, based on what's in your fridge.

Black bean dip

2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 to 1/2 onion, depending on taste. No need to chop.
1 clove garlic peeled.
1/2 to 1 jalapeno, depending on taste. Do not remove seeds.
1 small or 1/2 large lime or lemon
~1c cilantro, including stems
food processor or blender.

1. Whizz garlic, onion, and jalapeno in food processor until minced like this. Scrape down sides.

2. Put beans in processor, whizz until mealy like this.

3. Add cilantro, juice of lime or lemon, generous pepper, and very generous salt. Whizz until smooth. Taste, adjust seasonings, and whizz again until velvety smooth.

4. Enjoy with chips, crackers, tortillas, carrot sticks, potatoes, or whatever you like. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.


VeganCraftastic said...

Yum, that looks really good!

CraftyCarole said...

mmmmm I may have to make this thanks for the recipe and comment!

emicat said...

OOh, thanks for the recipe. I'm not a big fan of cilantro, but I'm ok with it in small amounts in stuff like this.

It looks yummy though. I just wanna grab a tortilla chip and dip right in! :)

ern said...

i would love to get my hands on some of that right now.