Blended Black Bean & Corn Dip

We hung out with our church small group this past weekend, and we had appetizers and desserts while the little kids splashed in a kiddie pool and the adults played corn hole and talked. It was so fun, and the focus wasn't food, which is why it was a safe time to try out this dip that I "invented" (shut up, I know black bean dip is a thing! But I literally just tried all these ingredients together based on what I thought might be good, without consulting other recipes first!! So that makes me the recipe inventor, right? Right?!)

This got positive feedback about the dip from my girlfriends who are MUCH better cooks than I am, so it felt like a success! This dip took 5 minutes to make and was really inexpensive. If you're looking for a healthy, easy, cost-efficient thing to serve at a party, this recipe is for you.

(And can we talk about how good black beans are, too? I sneak them into Emma's baby food, I'm a fan of black bean burgers even though mine never turn out pretty, and I genuinely like black bean brownies. Hi there, extra protein that only cost me 55 cents per can.)

What you need:

  1. 1 can of whole-kernel corn
  2. 1 can of black beans
  3. 1 tsp garlic
  4. 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or use 3/4 tsp if you like it spicy!)
  5. 1/4 cup of lime juice
  6. 1/3 cup cilantro 
  7. food processor, to mix it all together
  8. Chips, to serve with

What to do: 

  1. Measure everything. 
  2. Dump it all into your food processor. (I use something like this $14 food processor)
  3. Blend it up. 
  4. Garnish with a few extra leaves of cilantro. 
  5. Celebrate being able to make an amazing appetizer in under 5 minutes. 

What are some of your favorite summer recipes? 

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