Black Bean Dip is a favorite and when it's made Mexican style with mild green chilies and a secret ingredient. This easy black bean dip is over-the-top good!
I wanted a dip that was a bit different this season so I used some of the classic ingredients of Mexico's mole sauce and added it all to black beans.
You don't taste the chocolate at all so don't be afraid. It just adds to the flavor and gives a richness to the dip.
Black beans and mild chilies are the stars and a little bit of everything else makes for a great dip that disappears quickly.
It's an easy recipe where the final step is to blend everything together to make a creamy dip. You can use a blender or a smaller sized food processor.
To me, the mix of flavors is just right. I especially like the big scoop Fritos with it but you can use any of your favorites to make this a special day.
Although corn chips are perfect for dunking many fresh vegetables would be excellent too.
Bell pepper slices and jicama spears would be so delicious and they'd also add to the Mexican style flavors.
📖 What to serve with dip
- As mentioned above bell peppers would be great, both red and green.
- Cauliflower florets.
- Not only corn chips but tortilla chips would also go well.
- Carrots, for sure.
- Don't forget the celery.
- Have you ever had jicama? Now's your chance.
Most ingredients are pictured below and I wanted to show the nice variety of flavors, not pictured are the chilies and salt.
Have you ever heard of Mole Sauce in Mexican cuisine? Well, that's how I came up with this recipe.
There are more spices for the sauce and they change it up for different dishes but there are always chilies and a tad of chocolate.
As for pronouncing Mole it is kind of hard to explain. A lot of places on the internet say you pronounce it with an accent on the end. But it has been explained to me by people who should know that it is plain ol' mole.
One thing I can explain very clearly though is that it sure tastes great.
- Coconut oil - adds a nice underlying flavor.
- White onion - is a necessity to zing to your dip.
- Garlic - adds a pungent flavor that is very understated.
- Semi-sweet chocolate - is the secret ingredient to mole sauce and for this dip.
- Organic black beans - is the main ingredient that tastes so good.
- Mild green chilies - adds a very little bit of that delicious spicy flavor.
- Salt - is in a small amount but necessary for seasoning.
💭 Health benefits
- Unbelievably, a cup of black beans is 15g of protein. I repeat, 15 grams.
- Not only that, but beans also have lots of fiber.
- There are Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
- NO cholesterol or sugar.
- 11 minerals including around 30% of your daily minimum requirements of magnesium.
- 7 vitamins and even more. Black Beans are good!
📖 Other black bean dips
- Chipotle Black Bean Dip - is spicy with chipotle in adobo sauce.
- Spicy Black Bean Hummus - look at this beauty where black beans are mixed with chickpeas and turned into hummus.
- As you can see they are all different but still have unique and delicious flavors.
Can you freeze this dip
- Yes you can and this easy recipe makes 3 Cups.
- IF FREEZING:
- Let cool to room temperature.
- Package in rigid sided containers as defined in my article Preparing Food for the Freezer.
- TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING:
- Remove from the freezer and put it in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours.
- Heat in the microwave and serve with chips and veggies of your choice.
Black Bean Dip Recipe
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ½ cup white onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- ½ ounce semi sweet chocolate
- 20 ounces organic black beans, canned, drained and rinsed
- 4 ounces mild green chilies, 1 small can
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Heat the oil in a skillet.
- Saute the onions for about 7 minutes until they become translucent.
- Add the garlic and cook 1 more minute.
- Add the chocolate and cook until the chocolate is melted. Take off the heat.
- Add the mixture from the skillet to a blender along with the rest of the ingredients.
- Turn on and blend until you get a smooth dip.
- Serve with your favorite dippers.
Package in rigid sided containers as defined in my article Preparing Food for the Freezer. TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING: Remove from the freezer and put it in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours.
Heat in the microwave and serve with chips and veggies of your choice.