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spicy black bean dip

Spicy Black Bean Dip

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By Melissa Schollaert of Real Nutritious Living

March Madness is in full swing and you definitely need to enjoy amazing foods with all those games. No one wants to watch basketball games on an empty stomach. This spicy black bean dip is a great option, along with your favorite chips.

If you need a great source of both fiber and protein in your diet, look no further than the humble bean. Beans are increasingly shown to assist with weight loss, maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and reduce cholesterol. Plus, beans are so versatile they can be used in everything from desserts to soups to delicious dips.

This spicy black bean dip has as much kick as you care to give it. I recommend using as many organic ingredients as possible for the best taste and nutrition.

I love wrapping this dip with greens in a tortilla for lunch or serving as a quick dip when I have hungry guests.

spicy black bean dip

Spicy Black Bean Dip

Ingredients

1 15 oz can black beans
1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
1 tsp cumin
1 fistful fresh cilantro
2 tbsp lime juice
2-3 garlic cloves
½–1 tsp chili powder
Options: 1/3 cup red onion, 1 small jalapeno, coriander

Directions

Blend all ingredients in your Blendtec to desired consistency and serve!

Notes

  • I recommend using as many organic ingredients as possible for optimal taste and nutrition.
  • I recommend Eden Organic beans be used in these recipes. They are soaked, cooked in kombu and come in a BPA free can.
  • I recommend Muir Glen fire roasted organic tomatoes. They have great flavor and are in a BPA free can.

 

About the Author

Spicy Black Bean DipMelissa Schollaert is a Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor and founder of Real Nutritious Living. She’s been an on-camera expert for ABC, NBC, and GoodDayLive, with her writing published on a number of healthy living and nutrition websites. Melissa also teaches cooking classes and workshops at Whole Foods and various other retail outlets. She’s an always improving surfer, and a firm believer in faith, love, and the healing power of food. She’s got a heart for helping others achieve their health goals to attain their healthiest, happiest life.  Website: http://realnutritiousliving.com/