Healthy Southwestern Black Bean Dip (secret ingredient) – with VIDEO
This healthy and creamy southwestern black bean dip only uses four ingredients and one packs an extra punch of protein. You’ll love this for dipping or for spreading on sandwiches.
Happy New Year, everyone! Let’s start this year off with a great snack.
- made with four ingredients
Sounds like a dream, right? Well what if I told you it gets even better? It has a secret ingredient that gives it an extra punch of protein.
Cottage cheese! You may remember I also snuck it into my cottage cheese smoothie not too long ago. I don’t particularly like eating it on its own (so lumpy!), but it is an incredibly versatile ingredient. I even mixed it with herbs and used it as a sauce for a pita flatbread with asparagus.
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In this dip, cottage cheese not only adds amazing creaminess but it also provides a good helping of protein without many added calories.
The dip literally only takes five minutes to blend together in a blender or food processor. Throw in the cottage cheese, taco seasoning (I use my homemade taco seasoning – no icky additives!), black beans, and a good squeeze of lime juice to keep things tasting fresh. Blend until smooth.
You can keep this baby in the fridge all week long. Use it on chips, vegetables, or spread it on a sandwich. Meal prep made easy. You could make this at least twice while you have a pan of boiled eggs cooking. But one time will suffice. Until the next time.
Used for this recipe:
Want more ideas for healthy snacking? Try:
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 1 tablespoon homemade taco seasoning
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- vegetables, chips, or crackers for serving
- Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender, scraping down sides as necessary until smooth. Serve cold with chips or crackers or vegetables.
- Serving size: 1/4 cup.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 97 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 270mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Protein: 5g