Early last week one of my new favorite bloggers, Bianca at Little Brick Ranch, posted her recipe for black bean dip. I've been craving it like crazy since I saw her post and I was inspired by how easy it looked! Well, I decided to make it a little easier by using canned black beans (dried would have been better, I'm sure) and adding my own little touches. Aren't personal touches what make knock-offs so great?
I started with two cans black beans, drained and well-rinsed, and added three cloves garlic. You know I can't do anything without garlic! I added these to the food processor.
Bianca added cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper. I didn't have any cayenne so I substituted Tabasco and because I used canned beans I decided to forgo the salt. I also added a little more cumin than she did because that's just how I roll :)
I added about a tablespoon of olive oil (really, I don't measure) and about a quarter cup of water and just let it go on high until it was about the right consistency.
I added a little more water as I went and just watched it until it looked right.
Viola! This actually lasted about a day because my daughter and husband loved it so much. Maybe I'll have to make some more in honor of Cinco de Mayo....
Seriously, this dip was so easy and so good. This will be a party staple for me from now on! Thank you SO MUCH to Bianca for posting your recipe!