Sweet & Spicy Black Bean Dip


I’m tired of not being able to find Black bean dip in the stores. Am I the ONLY person who likes it or something? There only seems to be a few brands that carry it and not many stores stock it so those of us that like it are, for lack of a better phrase, $hit out of luck.

Sweet & Spicy Black Bean DipMy solution…

Let’s make our own. My first attempt was good, a bit sweet with a spicy kick, just how I like it. I think next time I’ll add some salsa and bell pepper but this should give you a base to try your own.

  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 5-6 jarred jalapeño slices
  • 1 tbsp jarred jalapeño “juice”
  • 1/8-1/4 cup of water

Blend all ingredients in the food possessor or blender until well blended adding water when needed.

Serve with not only baked chips but veggie slices too! It’s fabulous with carrots and pepper strips!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
10 About 3 tbsp
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
52 0g 2g old: 1 new: 1
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
2g 0g 10g 3g
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14 Comments and 0 Replies

  1. a. grace

    i am just loving your blog–you and i have the same tastes, and your recipes are fabulous! this one’s no exception, especially since i’m a superfan of the black bean. looks great!

  2. Laurie

    I think you live near Wegman’s. I spotted a Wegman’s brand fat free bean dip in the chip aisle today. I didn’t get it because I still have a stash from my last TJ’s trip!

  3. kja7522

    my favorite black bean dip is simply 2 cans black beans (drained), 1 jar salsa, lime juice cilantro.

    blend until as smooth/chunky as you like. chill.

    i can eat it straight from the bowl!!!

  4. Stacy

    I made this over the weekend, and have to tell you it is wonderful!! I love this dip!! Thanks for posting another terrific recipe!

  5. Amanda

    The Wegman’s brand Black Bean Dip is very good, and it seems to always be available in that store, as are many things that are often hard to find in other stores. I will try the homemade version as well!

  6. roni

    Kelly – You know I LOVE Trader Joe’s but I have no idea how they get theirs SO SMOOTH! After I made my own I kind of like it chunky better. I used a lot of the same ingredients that are listed on there but the flavor was different.

  7. Nettfay

    Hi Roni!

    I made and tried your sweet and spicy bean dip. ————————Oh Oh Oh this this so so great!!!! I loved it. I will work this recipe into my weekly food schedule. This so soooooo good. I just want you to know I have been making torilla pizza! I love your recipes, your hints, = one of these days I’ll look at good and pretty as you! You should be on FOODTV!

  8. rollercoaster

    Delish! I ate it with tortilla and it was a great snack. Sometime I might move on to eating it with veggies…babysteps!

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