Easy Black Bean Dip

Easy Black Bean Dip – anyone can throw this bean dip recipe together – put black beans, onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, and spices in a food processor or blender and… boom! You have a tasty bean dip full of flavor and good for you too!

Easy Black Bean Dip recipe served with chips and veggies

Super Bowl Sunday Bean Dip Recipe

Are you ready for some football? The Super Bowl is on Sunday and we are gearing up for our annual party. Every year we have friends over to watch the game, commercials, and to eat good food. That is usually the highlight of the day:)

This year we are making Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde with lots of tasty sides. Chips, salsa, guacamole, a fresh fruit tray, Cilantro Lime Rice, and this Easy Black Bean Dip are all on the menu. I am still pondering dessert, but I am pretty sure cookies will make an appearance. You can’t have a party without cookies and Josh is begging for Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies. Sounds good to me:)

How to make black bean dip recipe in blender

Easy Bean Dip Recipe

If you are still finalizing your Super Bowl party menu, make sure you add this Easy Black Bean Dip.This bean dip recipe takes 5 minutes to make. I am not joking. I bet you could even make this bean dip blindfolded. It’s that easy!

Simply serve this Black Bean Dip with tortilla chips, cut up veggies, and crackers. Not only is this bean dip recipe great for parties and snacking at home, but we also like to use this Easy Black Bean Dip as a filling for quesadillas!

How to Make Bean Dip

To make the bean dip, all you have to do is put black beans, onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, and some spices in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Boom! You have a tasty party dip that is full of flavor and good for you too!

We like to sprinkle cotija cheese on top of the bean dip before serving. It spruces up the dip a bit. I will admit this bean dip recipe doesn’t make the prettiest black bean dip, but who cares. Looks aren’t everything!

This black bean dip recipe is even Caleb approved. He always ends up with a cute bean face:) Get your game face on and make Easy Black Bean Dip for Super Bowl Sunday!

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Easy black bean dip recipe served with cotija cheese

Black Bean Dip Recipe perfect for Super Bowl

Easy Black Bean Dip

This dip can be made in 5 minutes! Serve with tortilla chips, veggies, or crackers for an easy appetizer or healthy snack.
4.69 from 38 votes


  • 30 ounces (2 cans) black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 small jalapeño seeds removed and diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cotija cheese for garnish, optional


  • Put the black beans, onion, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Pour the black bean dip in a bowl and garnish with cotija cheese, if using. Serve with tortilla chips and/or cut up vegetables.
  • Note-omit the cheese garnish for a vegan dip. This dip is gluten free, just serve with gluten free chips/crackers.


Calories: 211kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 261mg, Potassium: 522mg, Fiber: 12g, Vitamin A: 140IU, Vitamin C: 5.6mg, Calcium: 69mg, Iron: 3.1mg
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I can become very addicted to black bean dip! I love it and your’s looks delish!!

  2. I love black beans and this dip looks and sounds fabulous! I think it’ll be on our menu as well. Plus, it’s nice to have something healthy to eat at a Super Bowl party.

  3. Within the past week I have made your Tortellini Soup, Roasted Mushroom, Spinach, and Goat Cheese pasta, and Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies. My husband is in heaven, and I love the simplicity of all of your recipes. This bean dip will be making an appearance on Sunday!

  4. i love how easy this is to come together. when you’re having big party/get together, the last thing you want is a super complicated dip! i love this!!

  5. This would definitely be a hit at any Super Bowl party…or just at afternoon snack time. Looks great, Maria!

    1. 5 stars
      The first time we made it we liked it but it needed more liquid. Just made it again tonight and added a little chicken broth to loosen it up. It’s perfect!

  6. I’m going vegan for the month of February and this dip will be perfect for eating during the super bowl, great timing!

  7. Wow! This sounds so flavorful! Too funny that I made black bean dip today. Posting tomorrow. 🙂 I’ll have to try your version next!

  8. Perfecto! I love me a good bean dip and black beans are some of my faves! Thanks for sharing! Happy Super Bowl!!

  9. I’m always up for trying the newest dip on the block! Not gonna lie, the cotija won me over. Love that stuff.

  10. This made A LOT of dip – can I freeze some of it and use it a week or so later? Will it still be tasty when thawed? Please let me know what you think. Thanks.

  11. This is DELICIOUS! Made yesterday and hubbie and I polished off the whole thing w Tostito’s multi-grain scoop chips. YUM!

  12. Found this page earlier today and made it soon after. SO good! I knew my 2 year old daughter would want to try it because she loves all things that have to do with ‘dipping’, so I didn’t use the whole jalepeño or all of the chili powder. Other than that, I followed your exact recipe. She loved it too!

  13. Awesome! Just recently became vegan and was looking for some tasty alternatives- came across your bean dip, made it today- I am in love! Absolutely delicious! Thank you!

  14. Great dip! Creamy n smooth. Needs a lil more lime juice for the vitamix to blend perfectly…. And only 102 calories per serving without the cheese!! LUV IT

  15. I roasted the pepper, onion and garlic first to take the edge off and kept some of the black bean juice to thin. Really yummy!

  16. Wonderful, clean dish that I can eat! I added this to the top of nachos one night and my entire family loved it and asked for seconds!

  17. I had some black beans and cilantro around and have never made black bean dip in my life but was craving it. I picked up the other fresh ingredients and whipped this up ever-so-quickly and was very pleased. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  19. This isn’t far from my black bean hummus (which is my addiction). Drop the onions, jalapenos, and chili powder, and add tablespoon each of tahini, olive oil, and soy sauce. I’m chilling your bean dip as I type this!

  20. I added tomatoes, it was too thick to actually blend together in the food processor, so the added tomatoes added a bit of liquid and allowed it to blend together. I didn’t measure anything exactly though, as that’s my method of cooking. Came out great!

  21. Hi, I just made this, and it’s super tasty. And no oil in there — bonus (there’ll be enough oil in the tortilla chips I’m frying up – ha). Thanks for the recipe; I’m taking the dip to a Christmas eve appetizer party. Happy holidays!

  22. Oh, and you noted that you use the dip in quesadillas — do you also put cheese in them, or just the beans, or the beans and other stuff? I want to try making quesadillas without cheese sometime, because I miss them (I don’t eat animal products anymore), so if you have any thoughts re: vegan quesadillas I’d love to hear them!

  23. My friend brought this over on my birthday and I LOVED it. Could I get the info on the calorie count if you have it off hand? Thank you for a great recipe!

  24. I made this last night after googling “bean dip with canned black beans”, and it was a HUGE hit with my family. We had it as a dip alongside some chicken enchiladas and homemade salsa and chips. I blended everything plus a few teaspoons olive oil with my immersion blender. Then stirred in a little grated jack cheese, and microwaved in a bowl, stirring and microwaving until nice and hot. Topped with a little more cheese to melt on top and it was to die for!!! I don’t think you really NEED to heat it, but we prefer warm beans and the flavors just popped. I used a serrano because we like the heat, you could really taste the onion/garlic and the lime juice. SO so so good, thanks for this one.  My 16 year old boy said “why is this the first time we’ve had this??” I knew it’d be a hit because its very similar to our blended salsa we make except beans instead of tomatoes and added spices. Just wanted to leave the feedback because my husband is still talking about it this morning and he doesn’t even think he likes beans!! I will be making this again for sure.

  25. 5 stars
    I made this recipe. We LOVED it!! All of the herbs were the perfect combo. I did not have a jalapeno on hand so added chili pepper flakes. The dip was amazing! Will make it again and again.

  26. I have a tip for others who may try it: DON’T DRAIN THE BEANS. I did as the recipe instructed and it wound up being far too thick. I had to add nearly a half-cup of water to get it the right consistency. Still, the recipe is very tasty and the “heat” can be adjusted by adding some jalapeno seeds.

  27. 5 stars
    OMG!!! I have just turned Vegan in an attempt to control my pre-diabetes better and realise that beans are going to be a staple for me, which I thought was going to be hard as its the texture that I don’t particularly like and BAM I found this recipe, which is DELICIOUS!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!

  28. 5 stars
    I love this bean dip! Made it multiple times.
    This time I don’t have cilantro at home. How do you think fresh parsley would work instead?

  29. 5 stars
    This recipe is fantastic! Canned beans and a good blender makes it perfect. I put it in two bowls, one to serve and one for tomorrow! Fritos, red bell pepper slices and carrots along side.

  30. 4 stars
    I made this dip last night. I added 4 oz of softened cream cheese and 4 oz of shredded Mexican cheese, and baked it. It was pretty tasty but seems to be missing something. Hubby liked it!

  31. 5 stars
    This was so good!! I added a little extra lime juice but other than that I stuck to the recipe. Definitely going to make again!

  32. made this for a pod super bowl party. it turned out super tasty, I’ll definitely be making this again. I did make extra to use in other dishes, smeared on toast, etc. I didn’t use cilantro despite loving its taste, but used the cojita cheese as a garnish instead.

  33. 5 stars
    It’s odd that you call for mincing the vegetables, and then put them in a food processor. Of course, maybe depending on your food processor, you can just get the food processor do that.

  34. 5 stars
    This is my go-to recipe when someone asks me to bring something for a party. It is always a hit with at least 2 or 3 people asking for the recipe. It is so easy and so delicious. And my kids love when I make it just for us!

  35. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I made it for a party and everyone loved it. It is also easy to make and healthy! I will definitely be making it again!

  36. 5 stars
    Made this last night, I swapped out the chilli for a torro rosso chilli and left the seeds in as I like a chilli kick. Also skipped out the cheese. It was absolutely delicious!! Great recipe thanks for sharing!

  37. 5 stars
    Bueno! I didn’t have any cilantro or peppers so my judgment is a bit off. But my significant other thought it was similar to what we get at our favorite restaurant. That says a lot! Cinco De Mayo Niños y Niñas! Mas Tequila!!!

  38. This looks like a great recipe. I’m wondering if I can do this ahead and freeze it. Sure would appreciate your input. Thank you.

  39. Made this at work during downtime cus I had the ingredients (aside from the cheese). Instead tossed some cheddar on top and melted it, then added pico de Gallo and sour cream. It was wonderful. Added a Lil more spice cus that’s how I like it but will 100% make it again 🙂