Smoky Black Bean Dip

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Dip, Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Mexican


A healthy black bean dip with a subtle smoky flavor from chipotle chilies.



  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 3 tsp. canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek Yogurt (or 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream)
  • 1 small jalapeño, seeds removed, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. cilantro, minced


  1. In a medium pan heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, cumin and coriander. Sauté, stirring frequently, until the onions become soft (2-3 minutes).
  3. Add beans and 1/3 cup water to the pan and simmer until the water evaporates (6-7 minutes).
  4. Let the black bean mixture cool for about 5 minutes.
  5. In a food processor process the bean mixture until coarsely mashed. Add lime juice, chipotle chilies, and salt.
  6. Process until smooth. Add Greek yogurt (or sour cream), jalapeno, and 1/2 cup cilantro. Plus until the cilantro is just barely mixed in. Taste and adjust seasoning to your preference.
  7. Transfer the black bean dip to a serving dish and garnish with minced cilantro. Serve with chips or vegetables.
  8. Store the leftovers in an airtight container.


I have halved this recipe on occasion when I just want a small batch for my husband and I. Otherwise if you make the recipe as is it is a great appetizer or snack for a group of people.