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Lime Spiked Black Bean Dip

Lime Spiked Black Bean Dip | Fabtastic Eats

It’s March people. Already. I can’t even believe it. I swear, the more kids you have, the faster time goes. Only 112 days until our wedding. There is so much to do and not enough hours in the day. I totally understand why people hire wedding planners now. Especially with two kids..time consuming stuff right there.

All this snow, rain, and slush is killing me!! I’m getting cabin fever bad these days. I ordered a double stroller over the weekend so that I can at least get outside with the boys for a little bit each day..but it has been raining or snowing since the day it got here and the next week is supposed to be the exact same. Oy vey.

Lime Spiked Black Bean Dip | Fabtastic Eats

I still haven’t gone to run errands or go grocery shopping with both boys yet. The most I do with both is go to my parents house or Drs appointments. I’m seriously contemplating a trip to Trader Joes with them today though..well see how that works out. Any tips for grocery shopping with a newborn & toddler? (How do you even fit them both in the carriage with food?) I’m scared.

Okay, so this Lime Spiked Black Bean Dip is killer. Until the last year or so, I’ve never really cared for black beans. Now we probably eat them 2-3 times a week in one way or another. They’re so good for us, being high in protein and dietary fiber, and they’re filling. My son LOVES them, he just eats them by the bowls..lately I kind of fancy them that way too!

Lime Spiked Black Bean Dip | Fabtastic Eats

Anyhow, since I’m attempting to try and drop some of these baby LB’s..eating healthier is obviously a pretty big part of it. I’m a huge snacker, I do it all day long and if I’m not careful, I can easily blow my daily calorie limit by noon. So I needed healthier options to just grab, like I’ve said, sometimes I’m all about instant gratification..if I don’t have something ready then I’ll end up grabbing something junky. So this lime black bean dip is perfect! I looove the strong presence of lime in this dip, it gives a plain black bean dip a huge boost! I highly recommend this one folks..people will devour it!

Lime Spiked Black Bean Dip | Fabtastic Eats

Black Bean Dip

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Black Bean Dip

A fabulously tangy black bean dip!


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans, reduced-sodium black beans
  • 1/2-2/3 cup lime juice, about 3 limes (Start by adding 1/2 a cup and increase as you taste. We liked it really lime-y so went for the whole 2/3 cup!)
  • 1/8 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 clove of garlic


  1. In the bowl of a large food processor add all the ingredients listed above and pulse until smooth.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  3. Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, or veggies. Enjoy!

Adapted From: Cooking Light Cookbook 2004

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  • Reply Cassie | Bake Your Day

    Love this! I make a black bean “hummus” that is a little thicker but also load it up with lime. Sounds so good!

    March 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Ooh yum! I love lime! Thanks!

      March 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply Julia

    Black bean dip is such a great snack because it tastes great, is healthy and fills you up. A limey version sounds wonderful!

    March 1, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      I totally agree! Thank you!

      March 2, 2013 at 1:27 am
  • Reply Tracey

    Good luck if you brave the store – I don’t have kids so I have no tips to offer 🙂 I love the photos of your dip, it looks so good! I made something similar a few months ago and it was one of the hardest things to get good shots of.

    March 1, 2013 at 7:52 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      hah thanks! it really is! Its hard to make some foods look pretty! I didnt brave the store..there is tomorrow morning..when I can go alone! ha!

      March 2, 2013 at 1:28 am
  • Reply Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

    I love black beans too! I think I could eat them every day. This dip looks so light and flavorful!

    March 2, 2013 at 4:04 am
    • Reply Alaina

      I could too! Thanks! 🙂

      March 2, 2013 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Karen (Black Road Journal)

    I can certainly understand where you are coming from. I live in New Hampshire and we have so much snow on the ground and the rain has created such a mess. I know that our cottage in Maine is buried in snow as well. Your black bean dip sounds terrific…I’m sure the lime adds such vibrancy to the dish.

    March 3, 2013 at 1:56 am
    • Reply Alaina

      Thank you! 🙂 Hopefully by the time you make it to your cottage it’s all melted!!

      March 3, 2013 at 12:40 pm
  • Reply Yvonne @ bitter baker

    That looks delicious! I love healthy bean dips 🙂

    March 4, 2013 at 1:46 am
    • Reply Alaina

      Thanks! So do I!

      March 4, 2013 at 3:30 am
  • Reply Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    Love this!! I make an almost similar version which adds in salsa as a bit of a cheat on the onions. Looks incredible!

    March 4, 2013 at 8:09 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      oh that sounds awesome too! there are so many great variations, Im sure!

      March 5, 2013 at 1:11 am
  • Reply Nichole

    ohhh I have a white bean dip that we love, looks like it’s time to branch out and try one with black beans! And after you’ve shared such a great recipe I promise not to taunt you tales about the 75F & sunny weather we’re having in AZ. 😉

    March 5, 2013 at 4:23 am
    • Reply Alaina

      haha you are SO lucky! I can’t wait for those warm days!! Wanna trade?! 😉

      March 6, 2013 at 1:52 am

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