Jump To Recipeby Liz Thomson
October 7, 2022This post may contain affiliate links.
This cheesy black bean dip is the perfect balance of creamy, spicy flavors. Serve it with your favorite chips for a delicious appetizer.
I love dips and after years of making this vegan black bean dip, I thought I’d give it a little twist and create a cheesy version. It’s just as simple but it adds a lovely layer of spicy, creamy flavor. This recipe can be made in a food processor or blender, so it only takes a few minutes to assemble. I served it with chips but it could also be served with bell pepper slices for a lower-carb option.
Chipotle peppers– I used two chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. You could substitute with 2 tablespoons of adobo sauce. I really love the spicy, smoky flavor this adds to the dip but if you don’t have any, you could use 2 tablespoons of your favorite spicy tomato salsa.
Cream cheese– This helps create a rich, creamy dip and balances out the spices.
Seasonings– I used cumin, garlic powder, and salt — but you could substitute this with a teaspoon of your favorite taco seasoning.
Lime– A squeeze of lime juice brightens the overall flavor of the dip.
Pepper Jack cheese– You can substitute Monterey Jack or even shredded cheddar, but if you can get your hands on Pepper Jack cheese it really does make a difference.
What is Pepper Jack Cheese?
This is a variation of Monterey Jack cheese that has a spicy flavor and melts easily. It’s a semi-soft cheese and typically contains a variety of peppers. Some versions are spicier than others, so you may want to adjust the seasonings to taste based on your cheese. I used Borden’s Spicy Pepper Jack cheese for this recipe.
How to Make Black Bean Dip
originally posted October 7, 2022 (updated June 29, 2023)by Liz Thomson categories:Side Dish5 comments