Last week I mentioned that I was on a little bit of a dip craze so it shouldn’t be surprising that I have another dip to share with you today. This time however, I strayed away from the creamy variety and decided to go in the chunky salsa direction. But this is not just any salsa. Sure it has tomatoes in it, but alas they are not the stars. Instead black beans take the stage. There are also special appearances by onion, fresh cilantro, chili powder, cumin and, just for a little kick, some cayenne pepper.
Chips and salsa is one of my all time favorite snacks. And I have pretty high expectations when I hear the world salsa. I automatically think tons of tomatoes, onions, spicy peppers, garlic and a little cilantro. The last thing I would ever think of is beans in my salsa, that is until I tried black bean salsa. The beans add a lovely velvety texture and create a nice change of pace from the traditional tomato base salsa. It’s also worth noting that black beans are actually really healthy for you as they are full of dietary fiber and antioxidants. So this salsa is delicious and healthy for you. Love it when that happens.
BrittaMarch 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm
I LOVED this dip. I ate it so fast I can’t believe I even tasted it. The flavors are all amazing. It is also really filling. I agree with Soma…I could’ve eaten this with a spoon! But multigrain tortilla chips were also amazing with it. Thank you for the recipe.
cassieAugust 25, 2009 at 10:16 am
I want this for dinner tonight.
SomaAugust 25, 2009 at 7:39 am
you know with a recipe like this, i don’t even need chips. i am known to eat this with a spoon, after spoon just by itself.
inspiredfoodie-josipaAugust 25, 2009 at 4:33 am
I saw a a photo on tastespotting and i had to check out the recipe cause i`m making a salsa for my mother`s birthday… this is a great idea and looks so delicious…
zoeAugust 24, 2009 at 5:13 pm
Mm love black beans. Great easy dip!