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 peach banana 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. Another sneaky way I use it is as a spread for this pita flatbread with asparagus.
About this Black Bean Dip
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 ), black beans, and a good squeeze of lime juice to keep things tasting fresh. Blend until smooth.
You can keep this dip in the fridge all week long. Use it on chips, vegetables, or spread it on a sandwich or a wrap. It’s meal prep made easy.
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 1 tablespoon 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. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serve cold with chips or crackers or vegetables. It makes a great spread for sandwiches or wraps, too.
- Makes about 1 ½ cups. Serving size: ¼ cup.
- Nutrition information is for dip only.
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.