Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Black Bean Dip

I think this dip definitely qualifies as a SuperBowl winner. Super easy, super healthy, and super yummy...who doesn't love a good bean's the musical fruit!

Sautee 1 small to medium diced onion and one diced red bell pepper in 1 tbsp olive oil. Reserve 1 tsp of the uncooked red pepper and dice even finer for the garnish. Sweat the veggies for 10 minutes and then add 2-3 cloves of minced garlic and more oil if needed. Sautee for 5 more minutes.

While veggies cook, place the following in a food processor:

2 16oz cans drained black beans
2 diced plum tomatoes
juice from 2 limes and 1 lemon
1 tbsp cumin
1/8 tsp-1/4 of cayenne
a handful of chopped cilantro

Give those items a whirr, then add the cooked veggies and puree until smooth with some S&P. You may have to add a drizzle of olive oil and more citrus and more spices but it depends on your palate. Garnish with the reserved pepper and a sprig of cilantro. Refrigerate for 2 hrs and serve with tortilla or pita chips!

Go Pats!

1 comment:

me said...

Excellent recipe, it was delicious!