Entertaining can be a real pain sometimes. You’ve got a lot of mouths to feed, yet you still want to impress your guests. Here is a fun appetizer that is so easy, you won’t even believe it! It’s perfect for summer (no cooking involved) and great for the upcoming football season! This easy peasy, minimal ingredient Chipotle-Lime Black Bean Dip takes less than 10 minutes to whip up and I love serving it with fresh-cut veggies and my favorite grain-free tortilla chips from Siete Foods.
One thing to note about making a bean dip, is you don’t want it to be completely smooth. I like to have a little texture to it so that you can tell you are eating beans (and not just mush). That’s why I like using my handy-dandy OXO One-Stop Chop Manual Food Processor. It gets the job done by blending all of the ingredients, but I can monitor it and manually process it so that it doesn’t get too smooth. The One Stop Chop is great to have in your kitchen for making dips, sauces, or just when you are feeling lazy and need some help chopping fruits, veggies and nuts! I mean, what’s not too love about a little chopping help? Basically, it suctions to your counter to remain secure while you give it a few cranks and voila! Your dip is ready to go!
Now, all you have to do is plate your Chipotle-Lime Black Bean Dip to perfection with a pretty platter, some fresh cut veggies and some chips and you’ll look like Martha Stewart. Your guests won’t even know that it took you 10 minutes to make!
- 1 (15oz) can black beans, drained
- 2 tablespoons homemade mayo (or sub sour cream if you are ok with dairy)
- 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
- In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients and mix until almost smooth, but the beans still have a little texture to them.
- Serve with fresh cut veggies or tortilla chips.