Photography: Karry Hosford
5 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

This dip is so easy and perfect for any casual gathering. It tastes best served at room temperature.

How to Make It

Place beans in a food processor, and pulse until almost smooth. Combine the beans, carrot, and the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring until well blended. Let stand 30 minutes. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Ratings & Reviews

Pulled pork side...

May 14, 2016
I've find this recipe accidentally. Made it as a deep for tortilla chips but I end up using it as a side with slowly cooked pulled pork. I've added some grated mature cheddar cheese and it was a true revelation. It's simply delicious 

Conuly's Review

June 03, 2014

cookNmunch's Review

February 21, 2011
Wonderful recipe for company! I've made this twice, and it was a big hit both times. Serve with tortilla chips.

NCYankee's Review

November 27, 2010
A favorite of my daughter. Pronounced black bean flavor. Cilantro and lime add an accent of flavor to the dish- a refreshing burst. We used it as an appetizer for our Thanksgiving meal.

Hillary1980's Review

June 22, 2010
This is a great healthy dip for parties. You can make it ahead and refrigerate for up to 3 days. The only change I make is that I use a pastry blender to mash the black beans instead of a food processor (easier clean up). I serve it with either pita chips or tortilla chips. Plus, any leftovers make a great Black Bean Quesadillas, just add Monterey Jack cheese and a tortilla and grill in a skillet until toasty and melted.

laragd's Review

August 04, 2009
love this dip! it doesn't look very appetizing but everyone seems to like it once they try it. this last time i had no cilantro and it needed something so i mixed in a little newman's black bean & corn salsa - best yet! made it look a lot better too!

PinkFlamingo's Review

July 08, 2009
This was way too limey. Will make again but will try only 1/8 of a cup of lime juice. Lime taste overpowered all other tastes.

Margareta's Review

December 06, 2008
Wow! This is awesome, low in fat and high in fiber. Perfect for any party or just sitting around watching TV with some tortilla chips. This is a great dip for vegetarian friends. I added a chipotle chili in adobo sauce to give it an extra kick.