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Very good bean dip. I used 1 jalapeno and the juice of 3 limes; left out the tomato paste, water, onion, and chili's. Everyone liked it.

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grenda July 22, 2010

Great dip, however I did make a few modifications, as it was a little mild for our taste at first. I doubled the amount of lime juice and added a tablespoon of diced jalepeno (had one I needed to use up in the fridge). The extra lime juice really brightened up the flavor, and the jalepeno added a nice zip, but wasn't overpowering. I smeared some of the dip on a couple tortillas with some diced tomatoes, corn, and cheese, and zapped them in the microwave for about a minute. Fantastic lunch!

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LWA says January 10, 2010

This dip is delicious. I do recommend 1 small change though. Raw garlic is really strong, so I recommend using either roasted or sauteing it a bit before adding it to the recipe. I'm sure once it spends time in the fridge it will mellow out, but if you're serving it immediately, definitely cook the garlic. I didn't add green onions (don't like) or extra salt (trying to cut back), but that was a personal preference. Thanks for sharing, I'll pass this recipe along to friends.

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danakscully64 May 02, 2010

Wow! We threw in a little fresh cilantro at the very end. This was a tasty and quick dinner for us this Lent. We'll be using this recipe again, but taking Beano before!"

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subaruthie April 24, 2011

Really, really good dip! I have had this in my to make pile and came across it today looking for some way to use up some tomato paste I had left over. So decided to make this and I'm glad I did. DH and I both really like it! I used one can black beans (was almost 2 cups), subbed chopped pickled jalapeno for chilies and added a little of the juice and left out green onion since we didn't have any. As others mentioned, would probably be good hot, but delicious right after being made, too! Thanks for sharing! Love that it's really easy to make and is much better for you than store bought dips!

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StacyMD187373 December 02, 2007

Yum, my 3 y.o. couldn't get enough of this dip. It's tangy, zippy, zingy, good. I didn't put in any hot pepper or green onions and substituted lemon juice for the lime, but everything else was the same. I liked that it was dairy-free. Great recipe.

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strudles February 04, 2004

Sue, this was wonderful! I was looking for a bean dip like the one they sell at Whole Foods (they market it as low-fat) but other than this one, I was very surprised that all of the recipes I found contained typical dip ingredients like a whole container of cream cheese or like 12 slcies of bacon or 2 cups of cheese. Stuff like that just ends up giving me a belly-ache. I omitted the chiles and subbed the cayenne with chili powder to taste- we are not big on hot foods (read: wimps). I pureed all of the ingredients less 1/2 cup of beans and then added the half-cup and whirred it in the food processor until it was sort of chunky. I think next time I will leave 1 cup out for an even chunkier texture. Also, next time, I am going to add some cilantro. My boyfriend finished this off before the night was over- I served it with Homemade Tortilla Chips (#4378). I am actually getting ready to make soe more right now. This is a really good snack to constantly have on-hand in the fridge: healthy, high-protein, low-fat and absolutely delicious...what more could you ask for???

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Roosie November 20, 2003

I love black beans and eat them often. I started with dry beans and used a quick soak method to cook them (boil 2 min, cover and sit for 1 hour, then simmer for 1 hour). I like jalapenos so I subbed those in for the mild peppers. I also used red pepper flakes instead of the cayenne and added fresh cilantro in the blender stage. The flavor was great! This reminds me of the bean dip that I had at a breakfast bar near Mexico City. I will certainly make this again.

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techilady December 26, 2013

Yummy! I used the juice of 1/2 fresh lime (better than concentrated juice). I didn't have tomato paste so I used ketchup (yes good old Heinz!). I didn't put anything spicy because it is for a toddler as well and I added 1/4 cup of olive oil because my blender is crap!

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Anoushka June 17, 2013

I made a few adjustments but this was outstanding!! I didn't have any limes so I used the juice of a whole lemon, added some chopped pickled jalapeno to give it an extra kick, omitted the onion as I only had yellow on hand (I can't wait to add green onion next time!), and used the full can of green chilis (4 oz?). I will be making this again and again. Thanks for sharing!

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Veggie Fam April 29, 2013
Black Bean Dip