Whether it’s for a weekend get-together or for the holiday season, Carob Black Bean Dip is a fantastic way to deliver all that sweet and spicy taste sans the work. Preparation is quick and easy. Just place all the ingredients in a food processor, blend until smooth, and then heat up the mixture in a saucepan until it thickens. It is that simple!
Carob Black Bean Dip Recipe Details
When paired with tortilla or potato chips, this could easily become any household’s signature snack food! Unlike most black bean dip options for chips and crackers, this Australian Carob original recipe does not call for cream cheese or anything dairy. That is good news for those who are dealing with lactose intolerance.
Black beans could be cooked in advance. In a pinch, there is nothing wrong with using canned black beans. Just choose low-salt ones. For extra heat, feel free to adjust the cayenne pepper. Add more or reduce the amount, depending on spice tolerance level or preference.
For large gatherings, be prepared to make a double batch because this homemade dip is so delightful. The sweet side is satisfying and one would never guess that there is no sugar in this recipe. This is because it is naturally sweetened using carob powder. It is a great dipper, not just for potato chips but also for crisp veggies, crostinis and crunchy bread sticks.
Make this at home and watch it disappear in a flash!
RECIPE: Carob Black Bean Dip
- 1 Food Blender or Food Processor
- 1 3/4 cup cooked black beans (or 15 1/4 oz low salt canned black beans
- 1/2 cup firm tofu
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup The Australian Carob Co. Roasted or Raw Carob Powder
- 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper*
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- Place all the ingredients into a blender or processor bowl and blend until smooth.
- Transfer the puree from the blender to a heavy bottom sauce pan and simmer until it thickens to a desired consistency.
- Move to a serving bowl and garnish as desired.
- Serve with chips or vegetables, warm or let cool.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five (5) days.
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