Put-It-On-Everything Black Bean Spread

Black Bean Spread - this recipe is so easy and versatile! Great as a topping for scrambled eggs with hot sauce, as a spread on tacos/burritos, or as a dip with salsa and chipsI am starting to seriously crave fall. I love summer, but with weddings and trips almost every single weekend—most of which either start on Thursday or extend through Monday—I’m exhausted. Happy and having a blast, but exhausted.

When Labor Day passes and I can finally settle back into some semblance of a routine, one thing I’m excited about is cooking regularly again. I want to share easy, versatile recipes that can be used in many ways throughout the week because I find these are the most practical and the ones that become a staple for healthy eating. Lets get a head start with this black bean spread/dip! Black Bean Spread - this recipe is so easy and versatile! Great as a topping for scrambled eggs with hot sauce, as a spread on tacos/burritos, or as a dip with salsa and chips

Some ways I use it:

  • Spread on tacos/burritos/fajitas
  • Spread on toast with some avocado slices
  • As a topper for scrambled eggs with some hot sauce and a sprinkle of cheese
  • As a dip with salsa and chips (perfect if you’re hosting a get-together!)

Black Bean Spread - this recipe is so easy and versatile! Great as a topping for scrambled eggs with hot sauce, as a spread on tacos/burritos, or as a dip with salsa and chips Black Bean Spread - this recipe is so easy and versatile! Great as a topping for scrambled eggs with hot sauce, as a spread on tacos/burritos, or as a dip with salsa and chips

Put-It-On-Everything Black Bean Spread

Yield: 1 cup

Put-It-On-Everything Black Bean Spread

Ingredients

  • 1 15-oz can black beans
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ small red onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • Dash – 1/8 tsp ground red pepper (depending on how hot you want it)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Rinse the beans and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Put everything in a food processor. I usually add 1 tbsp of evoo right away and then gradually add the second tbsp as I process, if needed. Combine for about 30 seconds for a coarser texture; up to a couple minutes for a smoother texture.
  3. Eat it as a spread on tacos, fajitas or sandwiches. You can also use it as a topping for scrambled eggs with some hot sauce (so good!) or as a dip with tortilla chips and salsa.

Notes

The red onion is totally optional. I love the addition, but I’ve made this spread without it a few times, too, and it’s still delicious. If you don’t like cilantro, just omit it.

http://pumpsandiron.com/2015/08/19/put-it-on-everything-black-bean-spread/

Ok I’m thinking we spread this on a taco, top with some lettuce and this stupid-easy slow cooker chicken, add fresh chopped tomato and avocado, and then sprinkle with hot sauce. Who’s with me??

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Comments

  1. Looks good I like to add a bunch of heat to mine! More cumin and some red pepper flakes! Yumm-o!

  2. YES! I just bought some black beans and I don’t really know what to do with them (other than some kind of strange brownie creation) but this looks a lot quicker 😉

  3. Wow it actually seems a lot easier to make than I realised. Thanks for the recipe x

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  4. oatsandrows says:

    Totally on board with you for putting this on tacos! *drooool*

  5. Oh yum! I’m obsessed with black beans!

  6. Totally agree with you about wanting Fall. Summer’s are always crazy and you rarely get to spend an entire weekend at home. Plus I am so excited for Football! And this spread sounds delicious. I definitely like the idea of using it as a topping for tacos, will have to try it next Taco Tuesday! Happy Wednesday!

  7. I happened to have all the ingredients and I just made this, only substituting lime for lemon juice. Soooo yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. this sounds amazing!! you definitely could put that on ANYTHING.
    xx, Pia

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