Cuban Black Bean Dip

Cuban Black Bean Dip Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
We like Mexican sour cream for its rich texture. One tablespoon yields big flavor, so it's okay to indulge. Look for it in the dairy section of larger supermarkets.


Makes about 2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 32 Minutes
Other Time: 2 Hours, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 94
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 2.5 g
Satfat 0.7 g
Monofat 1.3 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 4.7 g
Carbohydrate 14.2 g
Fiber 4.6 g
Cholesterol 1.9 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 352 mg
Calcium 7 mg


1 (6-oz.) package Cuban-style black bean soup mix
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile powder
2 tablespoons Mexican crema or regular sour cream*
Garnishes: diced tomatoes, thinly sliced green onions
Fresh vegetable slices


1. Bring soup mix, olive oil, and 2 1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat, stirring occasionally. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes. Uncover and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until thick and beans are tender. Let cool 30 minutes.

2. Process soup mixture, lime juice, cumin, and chile powder in a food processor 20 seconds or until smooth. Spoon mixture into a serving bowl. Cover and chill 2 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container up to 2 days. Spread center of dip with Mexican crema, and garnish, if desired. Serve with fresh vegetable slices.

*Light sour cream may be substituted.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Nueva Cocina Cuban Style Black Bean Soup Mix and Olé Crema Mexicana.

Adapted from Nueva Cocina Web site,

Southern Living

September 2008
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