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Creamy Black Bean Dip

This black bean dip recipe is the perfect appetizer for any party. Sour cream makes it creamy, but Greek yogurt can be substituted for a healthy version. Originally published on Food & Wine.
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Phoebe Lapine


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • One 15-ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup sour cream plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup tightly packed cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Corn tortilla chips for serving


  1. Combine the garlic, cumin, beans, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a small food processor. Add 1/4 cup warm water and puree until smooth. Taste for seasoning.
  2. Transfer the dip to a bowl and garnish with a dollop of sour cream. Serve alongside corn tortilla chips.