Spicy Black Bean Cilantro Dip
Prep time: 8 minutes
- 15-ounce can unsalted, fat-free black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup cilantro
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ cup water
- ½ small jalapeño pepper (optional), ribs and seeds removed
- Place beans, garlic, lemon juice, cilantro, olive oil, water, and jalapeño (if desired) into the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process until smooth, about 5 minutes, stopping halfway through to scrape down the sides.
- Serve with fresh cut-up vegetables — try carrots, broccoli, bell peppers, and celery — for dipping.
Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD