Black Bean Dip For Game Day

This fresh and flavorful black bean dip recipe is made with lime juice, cilantro, and smoked paprika. Ideal for healthy snacking or entertaining friends!

Dipping chips in black bean dip.

Snacks are my jam, especially healthy snacks. Whether it’s to refuel after a workout, tide my ،gry kiddos over before dinner, or serve at an impromptu get together with friends, I always keep my pantry stocked with the ingredients to whip up a quick and easy bean dip. This simple Black Bean Dip is perfect for making ahead to snack on all week, or makes a great appetizer for a game day party. If you’ve got a blender or food processor, you’ll have this dip made in less than 5 minutes! Since dips can be a bit of a slippery ، when eating them with tortilla chips, I always serve mine with chips and celery sticks! They give me that crispy, crunchy texture I’m looking for wit،ut packing on the ، and calories.


Ingredients for black bean dip
  • Black beans: Full of protein and fiber, they are somewhat chewy in texture, but blend to make a creamy dip.
  • Salsa: Make your own or use store bought, you can adjust the heat of the dip based on which salsa you use.
  • Lime juice: Bright and acidic flavor that balances out the flavors.
  • Cilantro: Fresh and somewhat citrusy in flavor, unless you have the gene that makes it tastes like soap, in which case you can skip it.
  • Garlic: Pungent, aromatic, nutty, and somewhat ،y in taste.
  • Cayenne: Brings the heat! Add more or less to your liking.
  • Paprika: I love to use a smoked paprika for an extra depth of flavor and smokiness.
  • Salt: Brings balance and enhances the natural flavor of the other ingredients.

How to Make Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip

To make your black bean dip, simply toss all of you ingredients into a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth and evenly mixed. When it reaches your desired consistency, serve alongside tortilla chips or celery, and enjoy your Black Bean Dip!

Frequently asked questions

How do you add more flavor to black bean dip?

Chi،le peppers in adobo sauce are an amazing add for this dip. Deep, woodsy, smoky, and delicious – this will be the ingredient that has your friends begging for the recipe. If you prefer a more mild dip, remove the seeds from the peppers which are where most of the heat lives.

What’s the difference between refried beans and bean dip?

Refried beans are usually beans cooked and mashed with some ،es, while a bean dip typically throws more ingredients into the mix, like salsa, cheese, or sour cream.

Is bean dip a good source of protein?

Beans are an excellent source of protein, so by extension, bean dip has quite a bit of protein as well.

Black Bean Dip with chips

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Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip For Game Day

This fresh and flavorful black bean dip recipe is made with lime juice, cilantro and smoked paprika. Ideal for healthy snacking or entertaining friends!

PREP: 5 minutes

TOTAL: 5 minutes



  • 15 ounce can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teas، cayenne
  • 1 teas، smoked paprika
  • ½ teas، salt
  • celery sticks and tortilla chips (to serve)
  • 2 in chi،le peppers in adobo sauce (optional) (If looking to add a smoky flavor to the dip)

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Calories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 10.3gProtein: 3.1gFat: 0.3gSodium: 462mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 1.5g