Dips

Black Bean Guacamole

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are the easiest, right?  Well, here’s a recipe that the statement certainly applies to!  I am seriously obsessed with guacamole.  I could probably live on it for the rest of my life… and to be honest, no one makes better guac than they do in the States.  There are so many things I love about living in London but this foodie misses her GUACAMOLE!  And here’s the thing – it is so easy to whip up in seconds and have it on rye bread in the morning or with some corn chips for a mid-afternoon snack.  In this recipe, I wanted to add a twist to it and make it VERY Tex-Mex and thus the black beans have been added!

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For a good portion of black bean guacamole dip, grab yourself these ingredients:

2 large avocados, peeled and pitted

1 cup of black beans, cooked (from a tin is fine too, just make sure to drain and rinse)

1 small red onion

A large handful of coriander

1/2 a lime, juiced

1 garlic clove

Pinch of pink himalayan sea salt

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Let’s quickly zoom in on black beans and their mighty nutritional profile.

Black beans are packed with fiber and protein. That means they’ll satisfy even the most intense hunger, and will keep you feeling full and energetic for hours. Black beans help to regulate your body’s glucose level throughout the day, which means your metabolism will be chugging away at top speed, burning through any extra calories you’ve taken on so that you can stay slim and trim. Plus, the fiber content of black beans will help you beat cholesterol. The soluble fiber in black beans binds with the bile acids in your system and carries them out of your body, making it impossible for those acids to become cholesterol. This is great news for your heart health, and can dramatically reduce your risk of a stroke or heart attack. Black beans also pack a large amount of insoluble fiber, which is fuel for your digestive system, and helps keep your whole digestive tract in top shape. This prevents a wide range of ailments, including short-term bouts of constipation and chronic conditions like diverticulosis and irritable bowel syndrome. Plus, black beans are high in antioxidants called anthocyanins, which help fight the free radicals in your system, so black beans are a powerful nutritional weapon in the fight against cancer and the aging process. They are also high in iron and manganese, two important building blocks of a healthy overall diet.

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Place the red onion, coriander, lime and pressed garlic into your food processor until finely chopped.  Next, add the avocados and sea salt and PULSE unit you get a chunky texture.  Transfer this mixture to a bowl and fold in the black beans and seriously , that is it!  Your guest will be raving about this simple, nutritious and delicious dip!

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30 comments

  1. Yum!!! The simple things in life really are the easiest! Such a good idea to add beans to the guac, I love adding some more protein whenever I can. Delicious recipe 🙂

  2. One of my great despairs of living in France is how hard it is to find ingredients like black beans. But the times, they are a-changing…and your post inspires me to check out the international section again. This is a must try. Cheers!

  3. Hey Julie, Thanks for following my blog! Oh and for posting this recipe. I’m always on the hunt for new ways to use black beans. They’re hard to find in Australia but since moving to Hong Kong they’re everywhere and I’m loving them!

  4. Julie, thanks for visiting and following my blog. Your blog looks really cool, I’ll be back to check out some more of your recipes.

    As for this one, definitely have to try it out some time. Looks delicious.

  5. This recipe is awesome. I’ve been making guacamole for years, but I switched up to this recipe. It actually convinced my teenage son to stop wasting allowance on ranch and other fatty dips with potato chips and take up guacamole. Thanks for the awesome easy recipe.

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