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Avocado, Black Bean, and Cilantro Lime Dip

Avacado Black Bean Corn Lime Red Pepper Dip Recipe

Happy Superbowl weekend! I blogged about this avocado, black bean, and cilantro lime dip a couple of weeks ago in Friday’s Fab Five and I couldn’t wait to make it. I was looking for a Super Bowl Sunday snack and this recipe is perfect. It’s healthy, yet so so good.

This recipe makes quite a bit of dip – the pic you see above is a full size bowl and that’s about a third of what it makes. Feel free to make this dip ahead of time, but I’d recommend adding in the avocados right before you serve it, or try soaking the slices in the lime juice before adding both to the dip. Store leftovers in an airtight container with the avocado pit to slow the browning process. I bet this would be amazing over grilled chicken with a side of low fat sour cream. Yum!!!

Serving Size: 6-8


2 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can Mexican corn, drained
2 red bell peppers, diced
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons minced shallots (one medium shallot)
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (I like Colavita)
8 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest (be sure to zest limes before juicing them)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, plus more to garnish
2 Hass avocados, diced


Combine all ingredients except avocados in a large bowl and mix well. Cover and chill for a few hours or overnight. Right before serving, add avocados and mix gently, being careful not to mash avocados. Garnish with a few sprigs of freshly chopped cilantro if desired. Serve at room temperature.

recipe – altered from once upon a chef.

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Your Thoughts?

  • Interestingly enough…this recipe isn’t too far off from the Vegetarian Tortilla Soup from Martha Stewart: http://www.marthastewart.com/print/315478

    I made the soup and it was FANTASTIC. I’m going to try your dip, too.

    • jennifer

      yeah, it seems most mexican dips and soups have nearly the same ingredients. i can’t take cred for this yummy dip though, it’s from Once Upon a Chef and it’s SO good. i altered it a little (their recipe had a bit too much olive oil for my liking in a mexican dip), but the unaltered version is linked to from the post. if you try it, you’ll have to let me know what you think :)

  • Natalie

    Yumm…I would just eat that like a soup!

    • jennifer

      it really is THAT good :) im almost out of chips, but don’t think i wont grab a spoon for what’s left over ;)

  • Thereasa Gargano

    YUMMY YUMMY for my TUMMY! I love to eat food like this. :-)