Greek Yogurt Black Bean Dip is a creamy and flavorful dip that’s party ready in 5 minutes with Greek Yogurt, canned black beans and easy spices in your food processor.
GREEK YOGURT BLACK BEAN DIP
This Black Bean Dip Recipe is an easy dip to serve along with veggies, tortilla chips, or crackers. This dip is easy, smooth, and packed with flavor! It’s the perfect bean dip for get-togethers or an after-school snack for your kids. This easy dip is completely kid-friendly. It might even help you getting your kids to eat their veggies. And it’s so much healthier than ranch dip, or other store-bought veggie dips.
Yogurt Bean Dip also makes a great healthy appetizer. Next time you’re having a dinner party put out this dip recipe with a plate of veggies and chips, before you serve dinner. Easy Black Bean Dip is a great appetizer to serve before a healthy meal like a Mexican Shrimp Burrito Bowl, or Skinny Chicken Enchiladas. If your serving it for a big group, put this black bean recipe out with other healthy dips. Try a Greek Yogurt ranch dip, guac, dill dip, a light queso, or a Greek Yogurt veggie dip.
WHAT MAKES YOGURT BEAN DIP HEALTHY?
If you’re looking for healthy go-to snacks this dip is your answer. It’s made with nutritious ingredients and goes with so many simple dippers. Because this dip uses yogurt it’s much lighter in calories than other dips. Many dips use heavy ingredients like sour cream. Greek Yogurt is much healthier than sour cream and other ingredients because it’s full of probiotics, protein, and is lower in unhealthy fat.
The black beans in this dip also make it wonderfully nutritious. Black beans contain protein, fiber, folate and vitamins. Black Beans are also heart healthy, and they help balance cholesterol levels.
But to make this Bean Dip recipe completely healthy, be careful to serve it with nutritious, low-calorie dippers. Some great options to serve with your yogurt dip are veggies like bell pepper strips, baby carrots or chopped carrots, cucumber spears, or cherry tomatoes. Or instead of veggies serve the dip with crackers, whole grain chips, tortilla chips or even sweet potato chips.
HOW TO MAKE YOGURT BLACK BEAN DIP RECIPE
Making this great recipe couldn’t be easier. The total time is just over an hour, and practically all of that is letting it set in the fridge. To make this guilt-free bean dip start by putting the drained black beans, yogurt, olive oil and seasoning in a food processor. Then pulse until the beans and other ingredients are mostly smooth. You can decide based on taste how smooth to make the dip. You can leave some chunks and whole beans for texture or keep pulsing to a puree. Once that’s done put it in the fridge to cool. That’s all there is to it!
Top the dip with chopped tomatoes or cilantro before serving, if you’d like. Enjoy with your choice of tortilla chips, veggies or crackers.
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VARIATIONS ON GREEK YOGURT BLACK BEAN DIP
- Dietary alterations: If you need a dairy-free Bean Veggie Dip, you can replace the yogurt with a store-bought dairy-free yogurt. If you need a recipe with less fat, use a non-free Greek Yogurt. The fat-free yogurt just won’t make as creamy of a dip.
- Seasonings: There are plenty of extra flavors you can add to your Bean Veggie Dip. Try adding a little bit of minced garlic, chopped parsley, onion powder, chili powder, or other fresh herbs. You can also garnish the dip with fresh cilantro or chopped chives.
- More add-ins: You can also mix in vegetables with the beans and other ingredients. Chop some jalapeno, onion, cucumber, carrots, or chipotle pepper. Because you use a food processor, they’ll combine nicely with the other ingredients.
WHAT TO SERVE GREEK YOGURT BLACK BEAN DIP WITH
HOW TO STORE GREEK YOGURT BLACK BEAN DIP
- Serve: Because of the dairy in this recipe, you shouldn’t leave it at room temperature for more than a couple hours.
- Store: Cover the vegetable dip with plastic wrap or put it in an airtight container. It should stay good for up to a week in the fridge. Store vegetables and other dippers separately.
- Freeze: This dip makes a surprisingly wonderful make-ahead recipe. Just seal the black bean dip in an airtight container, and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let it defrost in the fridge overnight before serving it with vegetables and chips.
- 15 ounces low-sodium black beans , drained and rinsed
- 1/3 cup 2% Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Add all the ingredients together to a food processor and pulse until a little chunky but mostly smooth.
- Refrigerate before serving, preferably for at least 1 hour.