This 5 minute Black Bean Spread recipe makes for the perfect spread on breads, tortillas, salads, and more. What’s best is that it literally takes less than 5 minutes, and involves minimal ingredients. When we say 5 minutes, we’re not kidding. Not only is it super quick, but it is also super cheap. Black beans are usually sold in the grocery store for about $0.89. They are also sold in any type of store! Convenience stores, grocery stores, bulk stores, anywhere really.
Black beans are an excellent source of protein and fiber to help keep you satiated for hours. If using canned beans, make sure you rinse them well to remove all that extra sodium. As I mentioned above, they are also very cheap so they make a great, low cost protein option.
For this recipe, you’ll take your cooked black beans, some water, chipotle sauce, and cumin, and blend it all together. Blend it until it becomes a smooth, spreadable consistency, and add salt to taste. You can then add it to bread, tortillas, tacos, or even dip your chips in it. You can store it in your fridge for up to one week.
This is definitely one that you can get creative with. I like to add it with a bit of avocado and some salsa to layer as a dip. It is creamy enough with some nice spice from the salsa. It is a cheap and easy crowd pleaser, trust me. Eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! You can pair this with veggie sticks, spread it on a tortilla, try it with some tortilla chips or whole wheat crackers for a high protein, high fiber snack or meal! What will you spread this black bean spread on? We want to hear your ingenious ideas! Let us know in the comments below! xo
- 15oz can or 1 3/4c cooked black beans
- 3 tablespoons medium chipotle sauce
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt, to taste
- Blend all the above ingredients into a consistent paste
- Store for up to 1 week