Brandi’s Black Bean Dip
Last Friday for Fun Cajun Friday’s post I talked about having friends over to make things they make that I love. One of my very best friends Brandi came early and we laughed and talked and made fun things. One of the most fun things for me is to make food and I often talk about fun cheese and making fun foods. It’s a little different but food makes me happy. You’ll see more from this day but I requested her black bean dip that I have now dubbed Brandi’s Black Bean Dip, for obvious reasons. I love this dip! I know the title may turn some of you off but give it a chance and see.
I despise onions especially the raw ones, gack! But in this recipe there are raw onions and I eat it right up! Can’t even get enough!
Normally when we all get together (we go to her dad’s place at the lake all summer long and have a blast…you’ll hear all about our escapades in the future I am sure) she makes a double batch and we pick on it all weekend. It actually gets better when it sits so if you’re making it for a party or get-together make it the day before. Could this BE any easier!
I’ve told y’all before that I am not a recipe purist. I substitute or add more of the things I like or don’t like in most recipes and tailor it to fit what I like. In this one though, don’t change it. You need all the ingredients to make it taste right. Even if it’s something you don’t usually like. It also has fresh jalapeño peppers but don’t be alarmed. When you seed and devein them they just have a fresh taste and are really barely spicy. So go ahead and use them. Just be careful when handling. Bran uses latex gloves because the oil can be dangerous if you touch your face and it’ll sting your eyes like the devil.
All you do it chop some of the ingredients, open some cans and mix in the dressing and serve with Fritos Scoops! So simple but FULL of flavor and actually, besides the scoops, it’s really healthy.
Recipe UPDATE: Make sure to buy zesty Italian dressing. Some brands can be on the sweet side and that’s not at all what you want.
Brandi’s Black Bean Dip
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can white shoepeg corn
- 1 seeded jalapeño pepper, chopped fine
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 1/2 purple onion, diced or more (it really disappears)
- 2 cloves of garlic finely minced
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/3 bottle Italian dressing
- salt and pepper to taste
Open corn and black beans and drain. Rinse beans under cold water. Toss all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Serve with scoops or alone as a healthy side dish of black bean salad.
How easy is that? Has anyone had this before or something similar? What’s your most favorite healthy party dip?