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Western Black Bean Dip Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped green onions, divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped tomato, divided
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the beans, 1/2 cup onions, 1/2 cup tomato, salsa, garlic and chili powder in oil for 4-6 minutes or until heated through, gently mashing the beans while heating.
  • 2. Remove from the heat. Stir in 3 tablespoons cheese and the cilantro. Transfer to a serving dish; top with the remaining cheese, onions and tomato. Serve warm with chips. Yield: 1-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 92 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"I made this as a side dish for supper tonight. My husband and I loved it!"

Reviewed Aug. 5, 2009

"Since I was busy making dinner, my husband whipped up this dip. He's not much of a cook but it was really easy. And he loved it so much I had to rescue the half that he didn't eat!"

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