Creamy Black Bean Dip Recipe
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Creamy Black Bean Dip Recipe

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“This appealing southwestern dip can be made well in advance. It goes well with tortilla chips and crackers, too,” writes Ashley Donovan from Glasgow, Kentucky.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons diced fresh tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 95 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 lean mea


  1. In a food processor, cover and process cream cheese until smooth. Add half of the beans; cover and pulse until blended. Transfer to a bowl; stir in the cheese, onions, cumin, cayenne and remaining beans. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Just before serving, garnish with cheese, tomato and onion. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 3 cups.
Originally published as Creamy Black Bean Dip in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p53

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Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

"Over the last few years I have made this dip repeatedly by request. Great for pot lucks and parties."

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"Delicious appetizer. I would also describe it more as a spread than a dip. I used regular cream cheese and regular extra sharp cheddar and added sliced black olives to the topping."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"I added approximately 1/2 cup of sour cream to make this more of a dip instead of a spread and to tone down the sweetness of the creme cheese. Also increased the cumin to two teaspons and used about three dashes of cayenne powder to give it a little bit more kick, although still not too hot for the average taster. Also added sliced black olives to the garnishment. Was a hit at recent work potluck."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

"Great recipe without the guilt! I've made this several times and I'm never disappointed."

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

"Great flavor without the guilt! This is a favorite and my daughter requests this on her birthday"

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