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.
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)
How to Make It
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.