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Spicy Black Bean Cilantro Dip

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Prep time: 10 minutes

Recipe makes: 2-4 servings (about 2 tablespoons per serving)

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  • 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
Equipment and supplies:
  • Food processor or blender
  1. 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.
  2. Serve with fresh cut-up vegetables — try carrots, broccoli, bell peppers, and celery — for dipping.

Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD