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5-Minute Black Bean Spread

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

5-Minute Black Bean Spread
Total Time
5 mins
Servings: 4
  • 15.5 ounce can or 1 3/4 cups of cooked black beans
  • 3 tablespoons of chipotle sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Blend all the above ingredients into a consistent paste
Recipe Notes

Store for up to 1 week

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10 Comments on 5-Minute Black Bean Spread

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    January 28, 2015 at 4:25 pm (6 years ago)

    The short and simple recipes are my favorite 🙂 THanks!

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    Naomi Teeter
    February 6, 2015 at 4:23 pm (6 years ago)

    So easy… and delicious. Thanks for a great idea ladies!!

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    February 12, 2015 at 3:13 pm (6 years ago)

    We love when a recipe title starts with: “5-Minute”! This is a perfect addition to taco night! Thanks!

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    July 2, 2015 at 2:51 pm (6 years ago)

    What did you put on top? It looks amazing! Looks like lobster or really fluffy eggs. I’m assuming eggs, how do you get them so fluffy?

    • Wendy
      July 7, 2015 at 1:54 pm (6 years ago)

      it’s scrambled eggs with some cheddar!

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    July 15, 2017 at 9:31 pm (4 years ago)

    Refried this, it came out very runny! What went wrong?

    • Wendy
      July 17, 2017 at 7:09 pm (4 years ago)

      oh no! I would say if it’s too runny, just add more beans until you get the consistency you like. You can also cut the water (use 1/3 cup vs 1/2 cup to see if that consistency works better. Hope this helps!

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    February 11, 2018 at 9:24 pm (3 years ago)

    I tried this recipe and it was a bit too loose. I threw in some almonds until the texture thickened up and it was amazing!

    • Wendy
      February 12, 2018 at 12:46 am (3 years ago)

      That’s a great idea! I actually just updated this recipe over the weekend so I’m posting the updated version here (see ingredients/directions!) I will be using it for a tostada recipe that’ll come out next month so stay tuned!

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    November 3, 2019 at 5:56 pm (1 year ago)

    Well good, prefer to use BBQ sauce myself for the tang but always a classique!!


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