Black Bean Dip
Time Required: 5 (5 min. total)


4 garlic clove(s) -- crushed
15 oz(s) black beans -- rinsed and drained
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
pinch ground red pepper -- pinch=1/8 tsp.


1.  Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor until smooth.

Tomato paste:  Freeze leftover paste from can in a small ziplock for use in soup or sauce.  Ketchup can be substituted but it makes the dip somewhat sweet.

              (adapted from Light & Healthy, Good Housekeeping 2007 “Black Bean Dip”)


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