I, personally, don’t think this bowl of dip is particularly visually appealing. The first time my gorgeous sister, Sarah, whipped it up I didn’t get my hopes up too high… And then I tasted it.
Super Bowl of yum. In fact, yes, I took this dip to a Super Bowl Party yesterday and, as is always the case, it was a huge hit. The kids who have had it before actually squealed when I took the lid off the top and they saw this stuff ‘cuz they know it’s so tasty.
Beautiful Sarah’s Ugly Bean Dip:
Ingredients: 3 cans of black beans, drained; approximately 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, some chopped cilantro, approximately 12 oz. mild salsa (my kids don’t care for spicy)
Directions: Mix and serve.
Tips: The ingredient list above is a bit vague. I have really found, though that the measurements can vary and you can still get a great dip. Sometimes I don’t have cilantro on hand but if I can scrounge a few sprigs from my mom or another neighbor, I can make it work. Cheese is the same story. If you’re a bit short, you can still go for it.
Here’s a photo of the beans, cheese and cilantro before I mixed it so you can see about how much I used:
After this I just added the salsa and stirred it all up. Dip some tortilla chips in that stuff and yummm-oh!
I make this dip on a semi regular basis. It’s a nice hearty snack and packs some nutrition into the punch. It’ll keep well in the fridge for a few days and we even take it on picnics and to the beach in the summer. Enjoy!
For us cilantro/soap tasters, would parsley work do you think?
Hmmm… no actually. I’d either do without and see if you still like it, use a spicier salsa instead of mild, or try a little green onion