Baked Avocado and Black Bean Dip + An Avocados from Mexico Giveaway

Baked Avocado and Black Bean Dip is a creamy, flavorful dip that makes a great dish for game day entertaining. 

Avocado Black Bean Dip

I first fell in love with avocados in Costa Rica while studying abroad in college.  My host family would make me rice and beans (a daily meal in many parts of Costa Rica) with a side of avocado and plantains. The creamy, rich flavor of avocado soon became one of my favorites. Not only is avocado packed with nutrients and healthy fats it is packed full of protein so it keeps you feeling full, longer.

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Avocados From Mexico asked me to create an avocado-based recipe for baseball game day entertaining.  I love using avocados in dips to help create a creamy texture.  My Baked Avocado and Black Bean Dip is not only creamy but packed full of flavorful spices.  It combines avocado, black beans and plain yogurt, blended into a smooth dip.  Topping it off is a layer of sharp cheddar cheese baked until nice and bubbly.  Does that sound good? Well wait, there is more! Garnish the dip with sliced avocados, fresh cilantro and jalapenos for a little kick.

Avocado Black Bean Dip

My husband and I couldn’t get enough of this dip–get your bowl of tortilla chips ready!

Baked Avocado and Black Bean Dip
 
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This creamy, flavorful Baked Avocado and Black Bean Dip makes the perfect dish for game day entertaining.
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Recipe type: Appetizer, Dip, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4-5
Ingredients
  • 1-15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 avocado, skin and seed removed
  • 1-15 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  • ¼ cup sweet onion
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp red pepper
  • Small handful of cilantro, stems removed
  • ¼ tsp lime juice
  • 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • FOR GARNISH:
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced (optional)
  • 1 avocado, skin and seed removed, sliced
  • Cilantro
  • Lime wedges
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor put all ingredients except for the cheese and the garnishes. Mix in the food processor until the dip reaches a smooth consistently, stirring from time to time if needed. Add more Greek yogurt if you want the dip to be a bit smoother.
  3. In a medium baking dish pour the dip and spread evenly and top with the sharp cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and the dip is hot.
  5. Remove from the oven and garnish with more freshly sliced avocado, cilantro and jalapenos. Serve with chips.
Notes
For a spicier dip substitute the cheese for ½ cup sharp cheddar and ½ cup pepper jack.
When I make this dip I like to set the garnishes out in little dishes so people can modify the dip to their tastes using cilantro, sliced avocado, jalapenos and lime wedges.

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  1. Natalie S says:

    I love to eat avocado on toast with sea salt!

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  5. Favorite way to enjoy avocados is in omelettes! I love an egg white omelette with avocado, chorizo and kale!

  6. Delicious! This sounds so good on such a rainy and cold day! :)
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  7. I love avocados on sour dough toast the best.

  8. I love a good guacamole!

  9. I love diced avocados, tossed with cucumber, salt and pepper. OR, an avocado, sprinkled with sesame seeds, coarse black pepper, and drizzled with soy sauce. :)

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  12. I put the salsa on fish tacos with rice and beans

  13. i love putting avocado on scrambled eggs with salsa!

  14. Guacamole is really good with chips.

  15. I love to make guacamole

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  19. You had me at Baked Avocado! I follow you everywhere :) Had so much fun in Cleveland-what a fabulous area you are from!
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  20. I have an easy white bean, shrimp, bell pepper and avocado salad I like to make. It is so good!
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  21. I like to eat my avocados on a hamburger with pepper jack cheese.

  22. My favorite way to eat them is in guacamole! Yum!

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  25. Good in salads.

  26. chavie Gifter says:

    My favorite is avocado and hearts of palm salad

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  28. I love them in guacamole

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  31. Really good in a crisp green salad.

  32. I like to put them in scrambled eggs!
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  34. I like to eat avocados on toast with Swiss cheese and lettuce and tomato.

  35. My favorite way to eat avocado is in guacamole!

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  42. My favorite way to use avocados is in salads — Cobb Salad, especially.

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  46. Avocados are good in carne asada burritos.

  47. Chips and guacamole.

  48. Avocados are also good in chili.

  49. Great on a good hamburger.

  50. My favorite way to eat an avocado is with a spoon. ;)

  51. I love to eat advocado with a spoon :-) I eat them straight or anyway I can get them

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