Black Bean Dip (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Close up on a Green bowl filled with black bean dip and garnished with fresh cilantro

This black bean dip can be made in under 5 minutes! It tastes rich and creamy but is actually a very healthy snack. Serve it with tortilla chips as an easy appetizer, perfect for parties, game day or Cinco De Mayo.

Green bowl filled with black bean dip. On a blue table with limes in the background.

So let’s be honest this black bean dip isn’t the most attractive of dips! But what it lacks in appearance it make up for in taste! The beans give it a creamy texture, but this black bean dip is super healthy, plus it is vegan and gluten free.

To get the wonderful creamy texture you will need a food processor. Add the beans, the roots of some fresh coriander, a splash of water from the bean cans, a few Mexican spices and give it all a good whizz up.

To give this black bean dip a little more visual appeal I like to drizzle it with oil just before I serve it. It adds a lovely sheen to the dip (Olive oil or avocado oil are good options).

Food processor with black be a dip ingredients in it: Black beans, spices, salt and coriander roots.

I served this black bean dip up as part of a dips for lunch theme. There was black bean dip, prepare ahead guacamole, pico de gallo, a sweet potato dip and a pot of sour cream with chives. All with blue corn chips, white corn chips and soft flour tortillas (my personal fav!)

Really it was the perfect Cinco de Mayo platter. Or a wonderful way to snack and enjoy the game with friends.

Plus being healthy that means there is definitely space for some churros and mexican hot chocolate!!!

Green bowl of black bean dip lithesome using a tortilla chip to scoop some out.

Enjoy x

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SQ picture of a green tear shaped bowl with black bean dip in it.
4.91 from 11 votes

Black Bean Dip (Vegan and Gluten Free)

This black bean dip can be made in under 5 minutes! It tastes rich and creamy but is actually a very healthy snack. Serve it with tortilla chips as an easy appetizer, perfect for parties, game day or Cinco De Mayo.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 69 kcal
Author Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts


  • 2 – 15 oz cans black beans - drained and rinsed (reserve 1/4 cup of the liquid from the can)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro roots
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  1. Add everything (except the reserved liquid and olive oil) to a food processor and blitz until you have a finely chopped mixture.

  2. Pour in 1 tbsp of the reserved liquid and puree again.
  3. Add the liquid gradually until you have a dip consistency.
  4. Refrigerate until needed. 

  5. Drizzle with olive oil just before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Dip (Vegan and Gluten Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69
% Daily Value*
Sodium 196mg 8%
Potassium 221mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 17.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Close up on the blacken dip in a tear shaped green bowl.

Black Bean Dip Anecdote
(aka my recipe ramble for those who love the waffle)

Okay so this isn’t to do with my dip……

This is more to do with a personal goal!

Today marks 2 weeks without caffeine!

I just had to share as I am a little bit proud of myself 😀

(p.s if you want to eat this dip with a spoon…I won’t judge 😉 )

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  1. Reply

    Mmm. I love black beans! Ironically, I’ve turned black-eyed peas into a dip…but not black beans. I think I’m missing out. Thanks for sharing the recipe and all the tips!

    1. Reply

      You are welcome Leslie, I hope you get to try it soon 😀

  2. Reply

    this looks so so good! i absolutely love blackbeans as a vegetarian option!

    1. Reply

      They are such a great veggie option aren’t they 😀

  3. Reply

    I agree with you black bean dip isn’t the prettiest dip but it is one of my favorite dips flavorwise!! I love how creamy and delicious your dip looks! I know when I make it, it will be gone pretty darn quick since my family loves dips! Perhaps I’ll eat some in the kitchen before I serve it to the masses. 😉

    1. Reply

      I think it is only right you get a chefs perk and try it in the kitchen first 😉

    • Helene
    • April 26, 2018

    That’s such a cool dip! I LOVE anything beans, yum. 😀

    1. Reply

      Me too!!! They just makes things creamy without the calories!

  4. Reply

    This looks sooo good! Perfect for cinco de mayo party. I will serve this alongside my guac and salsa.

    1. Reply

      It really is perfect for a party. Everyone loves dips and this is a bit different but so delicious 😀

  5. Reply

    OMG this is almost too easy! I think I’d eat it ALL the time!

    1. Reply

      I know right!!!
      I just love that! It is quick, easy, healthy and delicious. That is a winning combination 😉

    • Dana DeVolk
    • April 26, 2018

    I have been making this when a savory craving hits, it does the trick. Thanks so much!

    1. Reply

      YEAH 😀
      So happy you love it as much as I do

    • Rose
    • April 23, 2018

    I made this the other day and it was gone in minutes. So good. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Reply

      You are welcome Rose, so happy you enjoyed it 😀

    • Jenn
    • April 23, 2018

    The drizzle of olive oil on top really sets this black bean dip apart! Such a lovely and filling appetizer – great for Taco Tuesday and Cinco de Mayo too!

    1. Reply

      It just brings it up a notch doesn’t it 😀
      LOVE taco Tuesday 😀

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