Recipe: Black Bean Dip

black-bean-dipThis super-easy and inexpensive snack will have even the pickiest kid asking for more. And because black beans are high in iron, magnesium and folic acid, both parents and kids can be happy!


  • 1 can of black beans – drained
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic finely chopped (if you are using the jarred chopped garlic use 2-3tsp)
  • ½ -1 tsp sea salt


  • Gently heat oil and garlic in a pan until garlic is fragrant and slightly toasted (about 2 min).
  • Place beans in a food processor, blender or a bowl that can be used with a hand-blender
  • Pour oil and garlic mix over black beans
  • Add sea salt
  • Blend until all beans are mashed – about 1-2 min

If the mix is a little dry, you may need to add a little more oil – about 1-2 tbsp. Serve with organic corn chips or rice crackers for a gluten-free and vegan snack! – Tara

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