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Bust-it-Out Black Bean Dip

When I lived in Mexico City for a year, I ate black beans every single day – I would often sauté them with a little red onion and jalapeño and serve them with fresh tortillas (that I would buy for about a peso a pound – 20 cents!!!) and chipotle salsa.

Black beans are a great source of protein, high in fibre, potassium and magnesium. They should be a staple in everyone’s diet, and can contribute to weight loss as the protein and the fibre will keep you full longer.

In our house, healthy snacks are always available – but you can get real bored, real quick of hummus and veggies. You need some other dip ideas to go with gorgeous crunchy crudités – Enter the Bust-it Out black bean dip.


  • 1 15-oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced.
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Place all the ingredients into a food processor, and blend until smooth, adding water as necessary. 

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