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Spicy Black Bean Dip

I’m mad at you!!!

You know who I am talking about!!!  You two, Rhasti2 and Sarah, who told me to buy this on my TJ’s page!

The this is what happened within 2 days!

Then I panicked because I was out and I couldn’t make it to the store!!!  Ahhhhhh!!!!  What do I do?  What?  Oh my gosh!!!  Freaking out man!!!  Freaking out!!!  I had to settle myself down and I took a deep breath and said breath Jennifer, just breath.  Screw the breathing, I need dip and I need it now!!!  So I ran to the recycling bin and grabbed that jar of Spicy Black Bean Dip and I thought about licking the jar, but that’s kind of gross.  Don’t tell me you never did that?  So I read the ingredients on the label to try to replicate the pure goodness that once was in that jar.

I read the ingredients carefully and started to throw them all together in my food processor.  Mix, taste, mix, taste.  I did it!  Well I almost did it!!  My dip doesn’t taste exactly like Trader Joe’s but it’s pretty darn close to it.  I would say for a home version it’s pretty spot on!  The only difference is there’s has a smidge more of a vinegar taste to it.   Since I Just made mine, I’m wondering if once the favors settle together in the fridge if it will get a more vinegar taste?  Honestly I don’t mind because I LOVE my dip and I think you will too!!

The best way to describe it besides addictingly delicious is it’s creamy smooth, slight vinegar taste with a small kick of heat right at the end.  When you take that spoonful, yes you’ll be spooning it, you don’t taste the heat until it’s gone.  It’s perfect!!!  I love it!!!  This stuff is going on everything!!!!

Let me tell you the wonderful uses for this kind of dip!  You can dip tortilla chips in it, dip veggies, smear on a wrap, top a taco, plop on a sweet potato, spread all over chicken and simply put it over ice cream!  Just kidding about the ice cream part, I just wanted to see if you were reading this!!  he he  So if you’re a Trader Joe’s Black Spicy Bean Dip fan then you must try my dip, it’s Ammmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzzzziiiiiiinnnnnnnnnggggggggggg!!  I’m not kidding about that!!

Spicy Black Bean Dip
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Creamy, smooth black bean dip with a kick of heat at the end.
Serves: 1¼ cups
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 3 tsp. distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. honey
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp. jalapeno, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. chipotle powder
  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
Calories per 2 tbsp.: 43.2, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 270, Potassium: 2.9, Carbs: 7,7, Fiber: 2.2, Sugar: 1.1, Protein: 2.2
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Serving size: 2 Tbsp.

Seriously, I want to thank you for introducing me to this dip!  I really love it!!  I love you Guys and I mean all of you!  Because you give me advice on my recipes and you recommend new products that I never tried before.  See I do listen!  So without you, this out of this world dip would never have been born, so thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Sorry for beaning all gushy! (get it beaning, ha ha)  I think I’m on a bean high right now!

Have a lovely day!



P.S.  The chips in the picture are Trader Joe’s Spicy Soy & Flaxseed Tortilla Chips.  I just tried them for the first time and there really good.  A thicker chip that tastes kind of like Doritos, but healthier.  They have 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein!!  Nice!

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