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Black Bean Dip with Queso Fresco

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Black Bean Dip with Queso Fresco comes together in under 10 minutes and makes a nice appetizer for a party or game day or spread on your weekday sandwiches.  Grab a big bowl chips and get ready to devour this creamy, Mexican black bean dip.

Black Bean Dip with Queso Fresco

Recently I realized that I haven’t shared a dip recipe with you guys in a while. It is definitely the season for dips between football games, Thanksgiving and Christmas so I am planning to add a few more to the mix.

Black bean dips happen to be among my favorite including this Cheesy Fiesta Baked Black Bean Dip and this Smoky Black Bean Dip.  Black beans are a great base for many different variations of black bean dips. You can make black bean dips spicy, add lots of cheese, chopped veggies, diced tomatoes and the list goes on.

Black Bean Dip with Queso Fresco

Black Bean Dip with Queso Fresco is simple to make, taking less than 10 minutes.  It just involves putting the ingredients in a food processor or blender and watching everything mix and come together into a creamy, flavorful dip.

This dip uses tahini, which is what is used in hummus.  But for those that are thinking tahini and black beans sound weird together, I promise it totally works. This recipe only has 1 Tablespoon of tahini in it along with your favorite Mexican flavors of chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin and fresh cilantro.

Black Bean Dip with Queso Fresco

The garnishes are always one of my favorite parts of putting a dip together. I love topping my dips with extras to bulk up the dip and make it look beautiful.  This dip has queso fresco on it but you can always sub a different cheese like pepper jack of sharp cheddar.  I also added freshly chopped red onion and cilantro which are a must for maximum black bean dip flavor!

Black Bean Dip with Queso Fresco

With tailgating season in full swing this is the dip you have to have on your table with lots of extra chips to go around.  If you are feeing a large crowd I would consider doubling the recipe because this stuff goes fast.  You can’t beat a flavor packed, creamy Mexican dip alongside your favorite football team and a cold beer. Cheers!

Kitchen helpers:

Cuisinart DFP-14BCN 14-Cup Food Processor, Brushed Stainless Steel

Black Bean Dip with Queso Fresco

Black Bean Dip with Queso Fresco

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Black Bean Dip with Queso Fresco comes together in under 10 minutes and makes a nice appetizer for a party or spread on your weekday sandwiches. Grab a big bowl chips and get ready to devour this creamy, Mexican black bean dip.

Ingredients

  • 1 - 15 oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon tahini {sesame seed paste}
  • 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes {optional}
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2-3 Tablespoons queso fresco for garnish
  • Additional black beans for garnish
  • Freshly chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Chopped red onion for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients {not the garnish} into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Scoop the black bean dip into a serving dish and garnish with queso fresco, black beans, chopped cilantro and red onion.

Notes

Serving size is 3 Tablespoons.

This dip also makes a great spread for tacos, sandwiches or wraps!

If you aren't a fan of queso fresco consider using pepper jack or sharp cheese.

Loving black bean dips? Try these from my fellow food bloggers!

Easy Black Bean Dip // Two Peas and Their Pod

Healthy Black Bean Dip // Yummy Healthy Easy

Southwestern Black Bean Dip // Iowa Girl Eats

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