Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ridiculously Easy Black Bean Dip

I was having people over to our home for a meeting and realized 10 minutes before they got there that I had nothing to offer them to snack on.  All I could find was a bag of tortilla chips.  So I decided I needed a dip.  I drained and rinsed 1 can of black beans and heated them on the stove with a glug of olive oil, 1/2 cup of salsa, and a sprinkle of salt.  Once they were hot I put them in my food processor and pureed them smooth.  I didn't even taste it - I just hoped it tasted good.  Holy monkeys batman  it was awesome!  My friend graciously offered to help me finish it off and we quite literally licked the bowl clean.  BEST.BEAN.DIP.EVER.  This would also make a great burrito filling, quesadilla filling, or taco filling.

Black Bean Dip

1 Can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup salsa
1 TBS olive oil
sprinkle of salt to taste
sprinkle of chili flakes if yo want it to be hot

Combine all ingredients in small saucepan and heat until hot.
Remove from heat and puree in food processor or blender until smooth.
Enjoy hot or cold with your favorite mode of dip holding.

I wasn't even going to try to make this look good - I mean making bean dip look good is darn near impossible.  You get the idea though : )