Bold and Flavorful: Homemade Black Bean Dip Recipe

Dips are the unsung heroes of any gathering, adding a burst of flavor to every bite. Elevate your snack game with a homemade Black Bean Dip that's not only delicious but also packed with protein and wholesome goodness. Perfect for parties, game nights, or as a nutritious snack, this dip is a crowd-pleaser that you can whip up in no time. Let's dive into crafting this bold and flavorful Black Bean Dip!


  • 2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for extra heat)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (plus extra for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed and finely diced (optional, for extra heat)
  • 1 medium tomato, seeds removed and diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional, for garnish)


Step 1: Prep the Black Beans

  1. Drain and rinse the black beans thoroughly under cold running water.
  2. Set aside a small portion of black beans for garnish.

Step 2: Blend the Base

  1. In a food processor, combine the majority of the black beans (reserving about 1/4 cup for garnish), olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and black pepper.
  2. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed.

Step 3: Add Fresh Ingredients

  1. Transfer the black bean mixture to a mixing bowl.
  2. Fold in the chopped cilantro, finely diced red onion, diced jalapeño (if using), and diced tomato.

Step 4: Adjust Seasoning

  1. Taste the black bean dip and adjust the seasoning as needed. Add more salt, lime juice, or spices according to your preferences.

Step 5: Garnish

  1. Arrange the reserved black beans on top of the dip for a visually appealing garnish.
  2. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese, if desired.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy

  1. Transfer the Black Bean Dip to a serving bowl.
  2. Garnish with extra chopped cilantro and serve with your favorite dippers such as tortilla chips, vegetable sticks, or pita bread.


This Homemade Black Bean Dip is a versatile and nutritious addition to your repertoire of party snacks. Packed with protein, fiber, and a medley of spices, it's a flavorful way to enjoy the goodness of black beans. Whether you're hosting a gathering or simply looking for a satisfying and wholesome snack, this dip is sure to become a favorite. Get ready to dip, scoop, and savor the bold flavors of this homemade delight!

Items to help you create this dish

Westinghouse Blender 1.5 Ltr

Crisa Pyrorey Mixing Bowl

Martha Stewart Dipping Bowl Set


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