Black Bean Dip (Dip De Frijoles Negros)

by Erica Dinho on June 16, 2009

Black Bean Dip or Dip de Frijoles Negros

Black Bean Dip or Dip de Frijoles Negros

Although it doesn’t look very pretty, this creamy black bean dip tastes absolutely delicious and is very easy to make. You can serve it with tortilla chips or Patacones.



(About 2 cups)

  • 1 (14 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle chile in adobo
  • ½ tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. Place all the ingredients in food processor until the dip is smooth and creamy, scraping the down the bowl as needed.
  2. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl, sprinkle with fresh cilantro and serve with tortilla chips.
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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 OysterCulture June 16, 2009 at 7:59 AM

I love blackbean dip and this one looks spectacular. I am going to make it for an upcoming picnic!


2 rebecca subbiah June 16, 2009 at 12:13 PM

looks great an alternative to guacamole


3 karen June 16, 2009 at 3:53 PM

This sounds very good and I haven’t made a bean dip in a long while. Thanks for sharing :)


4 Sophia June 16, 2009 at 9:19 PM

What do you mean, it’s not pretty? It’s GORGEOUS, or else I wouldn’t be drooling like this! yum yum~


5 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie June 16, 2009 at 9:46 PM

Black bean dip sounds awesome, my hubby would especially love this with his daily tortilla chips!


6 nora@ffr June 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM

Definitely delightful. :)


7 Ruth June 18, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Wow, that looks amazing! Perfect dip alternative!


8 Anna June 18, 2009 at 7:31 PM

I love black beans, it makes me miss my country. And if is very spicy even better, yummy!


9 Erica June 19, 2009 at 10:45 AM

Thank you all for the comments!


10 Carrollton Foodie November 2, 2009 at 12:54 AM

Erica, I served your black bean dip at a family birthday dinner earlier this evening. Everyone loved it. Thanks for the great recipe!


11 Erica November 2, 2009 at 8:14 AM

Carrollton Foodie,

Thank you so much for your feedback! I am glad they liked it!


12 TJ October 29, 2010 at 3:29 PM

My family had it for my birthday along with other dips from the site, and loved it. Thanks for the great idea.


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