Black Bean Dip Recipe – also a great sandwich spread!

This Black Bean Dip Recipe also makes a great sandwich spread – it comes together in seconds and is subtly spicy thanks to taco seasoning and unbelievably creamy thanks to avocado.

This Black Bean Dip Recipe makes a great sandwich spread - comes together in seconds, flavored by taco seasoning and unbelievably creamy thanks to avocado. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Lately I’ve been seeing the numbers on the scale gradually creep up…up…up. I can always tell when I have small fluctuations in my weight and it affects my attitude, energy levels, and ambition. I wish it didn’t, but it does. When I am eating more healthy foods, working out more, and have a slimmer body shape, I’m happier. I just am. Weight and physique may not have that same effect on everyone but for me, it’s very important in many ways.

I’ve been somewhat sorta kinda dieting. I don’t really like the word diet, but I’ve been watching what I eat. I know the 21 Day Fix is really popular right now and when a friend (she’s actually my husband’s cousin’s wife but she’s crazy cool and friend is easier to say than all that other stuff) mentioned she was using the cookbook and container method and having great success with it, I decided to give it a try. Upon receiving the cookbook, I realized it’s very much the way we eat already but with a focus on portion sizes and even fewer carbs and sugar.

This Black Bean Dip Recipe makes a great sandwich spread - comes together in seconds, flavored by taco seasoning and unbelievably creamy thanks to avocado. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

I’ve been really happy with the results. I haven’t had any dramatic weight loss at this point, but I do feel better about the food I’m putting into my body. We’ve had a couple indulgent weekends so I’ve been gaining back what I lose but all in all, it has made me regain awareness of portions and quantity of fruits and vegetables I should be eating each day. It’s so easy to get off track.

One of the things I’ve been doing is making a bean dip of some sort and keeping it in the fridge with some vegetables cut up. Ben loves to snack on this too and this one in particular makes a killer sandwich spread as well (stay tuned for a collard wrap next week using this black bean spread).

All it takes is a few minutes in the food processor and you’ll have this dip made and ready for whatever uses you choose for it. I of course use my homemade taco seasoning but if you opt for a store-bought version, make sure to read the label and purchase one that contains only spices and no additives or preservatives. In addition to the taco seasoning, I flavored this black bean dip recipe with cilantro and lime juice for the perfect southwestern touch. Instead of using oil, I used avocado to help make this ultra-creamy and keep with the southwestern theme.

This Black Bean Dip Recipe makes a great sandwich spread - comes together in seconds, flavored by taco seasoning and unbelievably creamy thanks to avocado. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

PS: I spread this on a whole wheat tortilla, sprinkled it with cheese, folded it in half and threw it in the toaster oven for a quick and easy lunch for my kiddos. E loved it! N dislikes everything so let’s not talk about him.

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Black Bean Dip Recipe

This Black Bean Dip Recipe makes a great sandwich spread – comes together in seconds, flavored by taco seasoning and unbelievably creamy thanks to avocado.

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Ingredients:

  • one can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh cilantro leaves and stems
  • 1/2 large avocado
  • 2 tablespoons water (more as needed to achieve desired consistency)

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Add water as needed to achieve desired consistency.
  3. Store in an airtight container in fridge and enjoy with vegetables, chips or as a sandwich spread.

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

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Verdict: Loved the flavors of this black bean dip recipe. I’ll definitely be making this one frequently.
Husband’s take: Ben loves this even more than I do!
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
Difficulty: So stinking easy.

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared. Nutrition info is for dip/sandwich spread only.

Actual nutrition may vary depending on how recipe is prepared. Nutrition info is for dip/sandwich spread only.

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14 comments

  1. Dips – this is my favorite way to smuggle healthy ingredients for bread! Beans & avocado – great combination of valuable vegetable protein. And a little bit of lime antioxidants – you created the king of sandwiches :)

  2. This dip is great to eat with bread or tortilla. Easy to make and healthy. Many people still eat to much meat and too little legumes. Thanks for this recipe ! It’s spicy and good for me. But do you have an idea what kind of herbs and seasoning can a use to make it good for a child?

  3. I made something SO similar to this for the game Sunday. Such a great idea to use for a sandwich spread!!

  4. We eat black beans all the time so this is another great way to use them. Looks yummy!

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  6. You literally put all of my favorite things in one bowl!

  7. Sounds great, just worried I’d be the only one to eat it.

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  9. This is like all my fave taco or burrito fillings in a spoonable form. I think I would just eat this. The photos are striking! :)

  10. Looks yummy…..how long does it keep in the fridge?

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