Halloween Black Bean Dip

 Lynn demonstrates how to make a delicious, healthy black bean dip perfect for Halloween or any time of the year.  Pipe a spider web design on this dip and it would be great for a party.  This recipe comes from Ellie Krieger.

For the dip:


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons seeded and minced jalapeno pepper
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed (I used low sodium)
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

For the spider web garnish:

  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 small plastic spider (optional, for decoration)

Tortilla chips, for serving

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes.  Stir in the garlic and jalapeno and cook for 1 minute.

Place the beans in a food processor.  Add the onion mixture and the remaining ingredients and process until smooth.  Spread the dip into a wide, shallow, serving dish.

To make the spider web garnish, stir the sour cream and lime juice together in a small bowl.  Place it into a plastic bag and snip a small hole in the corner of the bag.  Pipe the sour cream mixture onto the dip in the shape of a spider web.  Place the plastic spider on top.  Serve with chips.

8 servings

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