Spicy Black Bean Dip
Whenever I’m running late with dinner, it’s nice to have a healthy appetizer to snack on. This one is savory and offers protein and fiber from black beans blended with savory spices. Jar size: 4 cups
Servings Prep Time
6-8Servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6-8Servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Dry ingredients
  • 1tablespoon chili powder
  • 2teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1teaspoon sea salt
  • 1teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1/4cup dried onion
  • 2tablespoons dried green bell pepper
  • 2cups dried black beans
For cooking and serving
  • 3 1/2cups vegetable brothor water; plus more as needed
  • 1/4cup shredded mozzarella cheeseto serve, optional
  • diced green bell peppersto serve
  • diced red onionto serve
  • corn chipsor raw vegetables; for dipping
  1. Layer the dry ingredients in the jar in the order listed.
To Cook:
  1. Place all of the jarred ingredients into the Instant Pot. Add 3 1/2 cups of vegetable broth or water. Stir to mix. Cover with the lid and ensure the vent is in the “Sealed” position. Pressure cook or Manual on High for 35 minutes. Allow the steam pressure to release naturally for 20 minutes. Use an immersion blender or carefully transfer the contents of the Instant Pot to a blender and puree until somewhat smooth, adding additional vegetable broth or water as needed to blend.
To Serve:
  1. Pour the mixture into a serving dish and top with the shredded cheese, if using. Top with diced bell peppers and onions, and serve with corn chips or raw vegetables.