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 lean meat, 1/2 starch.


  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

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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Lawler67 User ID: 7440221 245747
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2016

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

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 105547
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."

weped User ID: 7542377 66242
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."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 68224
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

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

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 105546
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2013

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

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 66240
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

"Great recipe - even my picky children love this one."

grandmaconnie User ID: 519775 105544
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"I would call this a spread rather than a dip. If you want it to be a dip you will need to thin it out with sour cream or whatever you choose. It is very tasty. I served it to my bridge group and everyone really liked it. I would definitely make it a day ahead of time to give the flavors a chance to blend. I would also give it a dash or two more of cayenne pepper if you like it spicier."

l2bake User ID: 2030987 68223
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2011

"This was very good! Will definitely make it for parties!"

weetoesandnoggins User ID: 1701847 136715
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"This was better than I expected. Only made of half recipe and still had some left over though. Will definitely make again, but add some spice to it."

tknorton User ID: 3285448 134983
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2010

"I love this creamy lowfat full of flavor dip! I have made it several times for parties,and everyone asks for the recipe.It's always a surprise when I mention its lowfat. LOVE IT !!"

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