Tex-Mex Pinto Bean Spread

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Tex-Mex Pinto Bean Spread Recipe

Randy Mayor

Fiber-rich, low-fat pinto beans are the base of this tasty dip, made zesty with lime, cilantro, and jalapeño. Serve with baked tortilla chips. You can also perk up quesadillas or vegetarian tacos with this spread.
1 1/4 cups (serving size: 1 tablespoon)


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1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded
1/2 cup chopped plum tomato
1 tablespoon pumpkinseeds, toasted


Place first 6 ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth. Place bean mixture in a bowl. Stir in chopped tomato, and sprinkle with pumpkinseeds.

Created date

May 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 15
Caloriesfromfat 12 %
Fat 0.2 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.7 g
Carbohydrate 2.7 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 85 mg
Calcium 7 mg