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Appetizers,  Gluten Free,  Mexican/Latin,  Vegetarian

Black Bean Puree That You’ll Love

Black Bean Puree | LemonyThyme.com

Yesterday I described a fantastic salad with Black Bean Puree that I enjoyed recently. 

I’m recreating my favorite components, including Pico de Gallo and this amazing savory black bean dip.

The salad was built on a thin layer of the puree.  It was creamy and full of flavor with hints of jalapeno, cilantro and cumin.  I couldn’t get it out of my mind so naturally I had to recreate it.

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Keep an eye out for this Black Bean Puree to make an appearance in a salad bowl very soon.

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xo Libby

Black Bean Puree3

Black Bean Puree

Libby with Lemony Thyme
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can black beans rinsed & drained
  • 1 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • queso fresco to garnish

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onion and jalapeno until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and sauté for an additional 1 minute.
  • Add in black beans and 1/2 cup broth. Bring to a simmer, stirring often. Allow to simmer until broth is mostly absorbed. Add another 1/2 cup of broth, cilantro and seasonings; heat through.
  • Using an immersion blender or blender, puree to desired consistency.
  • Serve warm with a sprinkle of queso fresco cheese and tortilla chips.

10 Comments

  • Liz Fisher

    5 stars
    Was looking for fiber on a “no-chew” diet after dental work, and thought of bean puree. This is amazing, I did leave out the spicy ingredients, but added some homemade curry powder, and feta cheese. I pureed the heck out it, and it is just yummy! Thank you.

  • LF

    5 stars
    We have a Mexican restaurant that does a black bean dip and I love it so much. This is the closest recipe I have found to it. Always a hit whenever I have a gathering. Super easy to do. I did try to double the recipe once and it def took much longer. But doing it as the directions state is perfect.

  • Adam

    5 stars
    I found this recipe to recreate our local Mexican restaurant’s authentic side.
    I used a vitamix for the last step and found the consistency wasn’t as thick as I wanted and was to strong on the garlic/spice. We added a second can (16oz) of drained black beans to the recipe and BOOM! It was perfect. The consistency became thick enough that the vitamix had trouble blending.
    I will use this recipe and method again next time

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