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Easy Black Bean Dip • Family and Farming

Easy Black Bean Dip

Easy Black Bean Dip is a vintage recipe straight from the 1960’s. It’s super easy and can be served either hot or cold. With easy to find ingredients and simple tools, this is sure to become a family favorite!

Easy Black Bean Dip

Tools You’ll Need:

  • Colander
  • Food Processor, Immersion Blender or Blender
  • Bowl to mix or present


  • 1 can black beans
  • ½ Cup salsa
  • ¼ t cumin
  • 1-2 T lime juice
  • 2 T cilantro (optional)

Drain and rinse beans. Puree all ingredients. Serve hot or cold.

Pureed Black Bean Dip Recipe


So, there’s another way to present this dip. There are those who like their beans un-pureed. Bean purists. So, skip the puree and dump all of the ingredients together! (Be sure to drain and rinse the beans.)

Whole Black Bean Dip Recipe

Whole Black Bean Dip

Whole Black Bean Dip
Here’s a photo of the Black Bean Dip without using a food processor or blender. This is certainly another way to present this dip.

Easy Black Bean Cooking Notes

  • Be sure to rinse the beans well. Make sure there are no white bubbles left on the surface of the beans.
  • Throw everything in the blender and blend well. If you don’t like chunks, blend some more.
  • Some people HATE cilantro. Be sure to ask this before you add this loved or hated herb.
  • This dip can be served hot or cold.
  • This is a dip that is cheap AND easy. I really recommend you use the best black beans and salsa you can find. Quality ingredients do make a difference, and those ingredients make for a better dip.
  • Be sure to serve this with your favorite chips. I like the Tostitos Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips with any type of salsa or dip. If you haven’t tried these lime chips, you don’t know what you’re missing. I’ve included an Amazon link, so you can see them, but buy them cheaper elsewhere!
  • If you like your black beans whole, you could just mix it up the dip with a bowl and spoon. Less fuss, less muss!

Here’s a link to another bean recipe, Randall Bean BakeIt’s also a family favorite!

If your kids think this dip is chocolate, you may want to warn them that it’s a salsa-based dip. Otherwise it might be too much of a surprise.

And if your children are vegetable adverse, you may not want to mention the black beans at all…

Love to hear what you think!