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Vegan Black Bean Dip Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Vegan black bean dip is a hearty high protein recipe to spice up your next game day! A delicious appetizer that is great with nacho chips, dipping vegetables in, or adding to tacos or burritos.

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I love a good queso, especially one that has added protein so I can make it feel the littlest bit healthier.  This vegan black bean dip recipe is simple to make (takes about 10 minutes), perfectly spiced, and a great dip for chips or nachos. 
 
It’s also known as gringo dip, too. It’s a perfect appetizer to bring to a game day party, for tailgating, or just for a backyard BBQ.  You can also make this a Taco Tuesday recipe and add a  scoop of queso on top tacos, burritos, or on top of nachos.

This Vegan Black Bean Dip Recipe Is:

  • Creamy
  • Hearty
  • Loaded with flavor
  • Versatile
  • Cheesy
  • A Little Spicy
  • Plant-Based and Gluten Free!

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Easy Vegan Dip Recipes for Parties or Entertaining!

This black bean dip  is what I call an Easy Weeknight Recipe – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked appetizer but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen prepping. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering delivery!

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What’s In This Gluten Free & Vegan Bean Dip Recipe?

  • Low Sodium Black Beans:  Using a low or no salt bean is essential in this dish!  These no salt added or low sodium beans have better flavor and control of the salt in your dip.  If you use normal canned beans you run the risk of having the dip be way too salty.
  • Salsa: This Green Mountain Gringo brand salsa is our absolute favorite… and I like that you can re-use the mason jars when you are done with the salsa to can other foods!  It’s like a extra bonus.
  • Chili Powder: for a really nice flavor in this dip – the chili powder isn’t spicy but will give you a rich and bright flavor.
  • Cumin: also adds a really nice flavor to this dip – cumin has a lightly smokey flavor found in a lot of chili recipes.
  • Red Chili Pepper Flakes: for a little heat! if you don’t like spice, you can absolutely skip them in this recipe.
  • Jalapenos: if you don’t have fresh jalapenos, these jarred sliced jalapenos are a fantastic addition to the dip!  I use these in a pinch, they’re great to keep a jar or two in the pantry.
  • Plant-Based Cheese – get one that melts, or a vegan queso that you can stir in.
  • Cilantro, Roasted Red Pepper, and Olives to top!

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One of the BEST Pantry Staple Appetizer Recipes

This high protein black bean dip recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand already. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on TheHerbeevore.com here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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How Do I Make This Vegan Black Bean Queso Dip Recipe?

  1. In a medium saucepan heat black beans, salsa, plant-based cheese, chili powder, or cumin over low heat. Cook for 7 or 8 minutes until cheese melty and begins to bubble.
  2. Place queso in a bowl and top with chopped roasted red pepper, jalapenos, and cilantro.  Serve with chips, crudites, and enjoy!

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Vegan Black Bean Dip

The Herbeevore
Spice up your game day with this vegan black bean dip recipe - a high protein appetizer that is great with nacho chips, dipping vegetables in, or adding to tacos or burritos.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Dip
Cuisine American, Southwest
Servings 8 servings
Calories 126 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 14 ounce cans low sodium black beans drained
  • 1 cup salsa of choice, I used a medium salsa
  • 8 ounces vegan cheese get one that melts, or a vegan queso
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Jalapenos
  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro

Instructions
 

  • In a medium saucepan heat black beans, salsa, plant-based cheese, chili powder, or cumin over low heat. Cook for 7 or 8 minutes until cheese melty and behind to bubble.
  • Place queso in a bowl and top with chopped roasted red pepper, jalapenos, and cilantro.  Serve with chips, crudites, and mangia!

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 469mgPotassium: 135mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 539IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 218mgIron: 1mg
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