Easy Bean Dip

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This bean dip recipe is ready in only 10 minutes, no cooking involved! Flavored with cumin, lime, cilantro and onion. This quick and easy bean dip also happens to be vegan!


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  • two 15.5 ounce (439 g) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup (10 g) cilantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 3/4 - 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, to taste (see note 1)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste (optional)
  • juice of 1/4 - 1/2 lime, to taste
  • 1/4 cup (59 ml) neutral oil (grapeseed oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil, etc.)


  1. To the bowl of a food processor, add the rinsed and drained beans, roughly chopped onion, cilantro, cumin, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and the juice of 1/4 of a lime.
  2. Pulse in 1 second increments until the mixture is mostly smooth (about 10 pulses).
  3. Remove the lid and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Replace the lid and switch the food processor on so it is running continuously.
  4. Slowly drizzle the oil through the feed tube. When all the oil has been added, turn off the food processor and scrape down the sides again. Taste the bean dip. If needed, add more salt and lime juice; pulse again a few times to combine.
  5. Serve immediately or keep, tightly covered, in the fridge for 3 - 4 days. (Can be served straight from the fridge, but I like to let it warm up on the counter for about 10 minutes before enjoying.)


Kosher salt is coarse grained; if you want to substitute fine grain salt, start with only 1/2 teaspoon and add more as needed.

You can also freeze the bean dip in an airtight container for 2 - 3 months. Thaw the bean dip in the fridge for several hours or overnight before serving.

If you would like to garnish the bean dip, I suggest chopped cilantro, chopped onion, extra lime wedges, and/or a sprinkle of cayenne over the top. If making the bean dip ahead of time and storing in either the fridge or freezer, leave off any fresh garnishes until right before serving.

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