Did I ever tell you guys how much I love bean dip. I mean really I LOVE it. I don~ez_rsquo~t know if it~ez_rsquo~s the texture or the spicy kick that gets me. All I do know~ez_hellip~ sit me down with a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of bean dip and I~ez_rsquo~m good for the night. Forget it, skip the chips, just give me the dip and a spoon. Now that I~ez_rsquo~m thinking of it, I don~ez_rsquo~t even need the spoon, my finger works just fine. ;~)
Ok, maybe I exaggerate a little but you get my point. I~ez_rsquo~m a fan. The problem is it~ez_rsquo~s so darn hard to find. At least in my area it is. And even If you are lucky enough to find it you have to be willing to drop 4-5 buck on a jar that tries to tell you 2 tablespoons is a serving. HA! My jar is normally gone in 2 sittings.
So because of all the reason listed above I set out to make my own. A few months ago I took my hand at some Black Bean dip, which is good but considering I don~ez_rsquo~t have a food processor right now and my blender broke (probably because I used it to make bean dip all the time) I set off for a quicker, easier bean dip fix.
So I present to you the fastest, easiest bean dip idea ever. I~ez_rsquo~ll tell you this, I have no plans on buying the jarred stuff again (except maybe Trader Joe~ez_rsquo~s Black Bean Dip, that stuff is sweet nectar from the gods!).
- 1 can (16 oz) fat free refried beans
- 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa
- 1 tbsp lime juice, raw
- 1 tsp hot sauce (to taste)
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp dried cilantro
- 2 tsp ground cumin
Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a spoon. The dip will get nice and creamy.
Separate into 4 1/2 cup servings and dip away! You can share if you want but I don~ez_rsquo~t. The husband doesn~ez_rsquo~t like bean dip (*yesssss*)
My favorite Bean dip dippers~ez_hellip~ baked tortilla chop, soy crisps and carrot sticks. Oh! and pepper strips.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|1||Approx 1/2 Cup|
|128||0g||8g||old: 2||new: 2|