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Creamy Black Bean Dip Recipe

Creamy Black Bean Dip Recipe

“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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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 !!"

crafty4 User ID: 1401745 105543
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"Great recipe

Will add more cayenne next time, 1/2 or 1 tsp.
I like spicy.
Thanks for great & healthy dip!"

mbelle User ID: 2061614 152370
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2008

"Delicious! Looks nice and tastes great! Lime chips compliment it as well."

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