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.

Recipe by Southern Living September 2008


Credit: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

Recipe Summary

15 mins
32 mins
2 hrs 30 mins
3 hrs 17 mins
Makes about 2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; fat 2.5g; saturated fat 0.7g; mono fat 1.3g; poly fat 0.3g; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 14.2g; fiber 4.6g; cholesterol 1.9mg; iron 0.1mg; sodium 352mg; calcium 7mg.