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Chili Bean Dip

Chili Bean Dip

Serves: 6

Category: Salads, Dressings, Dips and Sauces

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A batch of this tasty bean dip can be put to many uses. Serve it as a dip with crisp raw veggies, combine it with mixed greens for a substantial salad or enjoy it as a whole grain wrap or pita filling.

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1 1/2 cups cooked or 1 (15 ounce) can low sodium kidney beans, drained
1 1/2 cups cooked or 1 (15 ounce) can low sodium canned pinto beans, drained
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon coconut aminos
1/2 cup unhulled sesame seeds or tahini (pureed sesame seeds)
3 regular or 1 1/2 Medjool dates, pitted
1 teaspoon chili powder or to taste
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
1/4 cup chopped cilantro


Place all ingredients except cilantro in food processor or high-powered blender and process until smooth. Stir in cilantro.

Calories 204; Protein 10 g; Carbohydrates 29 g; Sugars 3 g; Total Fat 6.6 g; Saturated Fat 0.9 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 33 mg; Fiber 8.7 g; Beta-Carotene 113 ug; Vitamin C 4 mg; Calcium 162 mg; Iron 4 mg; Folate 145 ug; Magnesium 86 mg; Potassium 477 mg; Zinc 1.9 mg; Selenium 7.8 ug

Comments (4):



02/01/2012 05:13 PM

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I made this dip, but used only 2 kinds of beans (black and Pinto, as that's what I had available), but I added 4 dates for a little sweetener, and about 3/4 tsp. of cayenne, as I like hot dips. I think it is a fantastic dip for raw veggies, which is what I have most days for lunch! I give it 5 stars!
This comment was last edited on 02/01/2012 05:14 PM

Kristina replies:

11/08/2016 04:31 PM

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Jon, did you use a blender or food processor. I would have to use my food processor. Dates can be hard to blend (in the blender, haven't tried in the food processor yet) I find. thx.


This reply was last edited on 11/08/2016 04:31 PM

Buster1637 replies:

11/08/2016 06:07 PM

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Kristina, soaking them for at least a half hour improves the outcome in the blender or food processor.


11/08/2016 05:35 PM

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I use 2 TBs on my tost, it tase good.


This comment was last edited on 11/11/2016 10:55 AM


02/03/2019 12:01 PM

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I found this to be too thick ... My Ninja Pro was smoking. I did follow the recipe exactly. Then I added more brags, more lemon juice and the date soaking water... Still like wallpaper paste. I also added more dried spices. I rated it a 3...and that was generous... 



02/13/2019 06:35 PM

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This dip is perfect to pack with meals on the go. I often bring along a salad but by adding this dip with carrot/celery sticks would kick it up a level. I’d like to spread the dip on a whole grain tortilla to roll up next. There’s enough dip for several meals. Try it, you’ll like it!