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Black Bean Spread with Lime and Cilantro

Yield 2 1/2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)
Fresh lime juice and cilantro dress up canned black beans for a simple, delicious appetizer. The liquid from one of the cans of beans is used to thin the spread to a nice consistency. Serve with baked tortilla chips, and use any remaining spread in quesadillas or burritos.

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, undrained
  • Cilantro sprig (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 64
  • caloriesfromfat 28 %
  • fat 2 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 1.5 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 3.2 g
  • carbohydrate 11.2 g
  • fiber 3.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 325 mg
  • calcium 28 mg

How to Make It

  1. With food processor running, drop garlic through food chute; process until minced. Add fresh cilantro and next 5 ingredients (through undrained beans), and process until smooth. Garnish with cilantro sprig, if desired.