Fiesta Black Bean Dip is an easy party appetizer that can be made the day before serving. Combining both refried beans and whole black beans give it a great texture, and the cumin and chipotle seasonings add warmth and a depth of flavor. Of course, adding cheese is optional, but totally recommended. You should know by now that I’m a pretty cheesy girl!
Whether you just want a great snack to have on hand for a couple days (if it lasts that long), or you need a fantastic party food, Fiesta Black Bean Dip is definitely the way to go. Eat it with your favorite tortilla chips or bell pepper slices for a totally satisfying snacking experience.
You can also add Fiesta Black Bean Dip to burritos or quesadillas, or use it as the base to build a Mexican flatbread. To create the Mexican flatbread, simply bake your flatbread directly on an oven rack until it just begins to crisp. While it’s baking, heat up a half cup of the black bean dip. Carefully remove the flatbread from the oven, and place on a baking sheet. Spread the bean dip on the flatbread, and top with shredded chicken, shredded cheese, and hot sauce. Return the flatbread to the oven, and cook about 7 minutes. Remove from the oven, and top with diced tomato and shredded lettuce.
However you decide to serve Fiesta Black Bean Dip, I’m confident that you’ll love it as much as we do. As always, if you like it and try it, please leave a review or rate the recipe.
PREPARE FIESTA BLACK BEAN DIP:
Begin by finely chopping the onion and mincing the garlic. Drain and rinse the black beans, and set aside. Add about a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to a medium saucepan, and heat over medium high heat. Add the onion, and sauté until it begins to soften, about 4-5 minutes. Add the minced garlic, and sauté about 2 more minutes.
Turn the heat to medium-low, and add the diced tomatoes, refried black beans, and the drained and rinsed black beans. Stir to combine. Add the cumin, chipotle powder, shredded cheese, and cilantro. Stir until cheese is melted.
Note: Nutritional information is an approximation. Different brands and/or quantities will change the nutrition profile.
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FIESTA BLACK BEAN DIP NOTES:
- Pro tip: I usually make Fiesta Black Bean Dip the day before, and refrigerate it over night. Before serving, I bring it to room temperature, and garnish with fresh diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and cotija cheese.
- For my Trader Joe’s lovers out there, this is another recipe that you can find all the ingredients (except chipotle powder) at your local Trader Joe’s.
- You should be able to find chipotle powder in a well-stocked grocery store, but I also like The Spice Way seasonings.