Black Bean Guacamole

Black Bean Guacamole


The other day while I was enjoying the guacamole that I made to go with the tacos I was thinking that one of the things that I like most about guacamole was that the avocado made it so creamy. One thought led to another and the next thing that I knew I was thinking that black beans are also nice and creamy and that they might make a nice guacamole. I pretty much just took my guacamole recipe and replaced the avocados with the black beans. I also added a bit of chili powder for some more heat and a bit of smokiness from the chipotles in the blend of chilies. When it came time to give the black bean guacamole a name I was not sure what to call it. It is not really a guacamole so maybe its just a black bean dip but then again its made just like a guacamole. If I had not pureed everything I probably would have called it a black bean salsa... Whatever you want to call it, it turned out great! The black beans certainly made it nice and creamy and good. What I liked most about it was that using all of the fresh ingredients, especially the cilantro, gave it a really nice feeling of freshness. I served the black bean guacamole as a dip along with some tortilla chips for scooping.

Update: A quick look up of the Nahuatl language seems to indicate that yetlmole or etlmole might be a good name for a "bean sauce".

Black Bean Guacamole

(makes 4+ servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 (19 ounce) can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 roma/plum tomato (seeded and chopped)
1/4 cup red onion (chopped)
1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and chopped)
1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin (toasted and ground)
salt and pepper to taste
1 lime (juice)

Directions:
1. Mix everything in a food processor until the desired consistency is reached.

Use in:
Black Bean Guacamole Omelette

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43 comments:

Karine said...

Surprising recipe...you had a great idea! :)

Marta said...

Delicious! What a great recipe! I love this kind of pasty chunkiness... the texture, though not for everyone, is absolutely delightful to me :)
Very creative Kevin, thank for this recipe!

Cooking with Michele said...

Looks yummy! I just had a dish called "firecracker ono" at Duke's in Huntington Beach, CA and they served it atop something that was halfway between a traditional guacamole and your black bean guacamole - it was a great complement to the spicy yet flaky white fish so try your black beans with fish and see how you like it!

ghweiss said...

I thought you were going to include some avocado too... I wonder how that would have turned out.

This looks like it would go great with some grilled shrimp fajitas and a cold beer.

Lo said...

Works for me!
I think this would be great with some avocado thrown in for good measure. Delicious combo... and I'll bet the leftovers would make awesome bean quesadillas :)

HS said...

I would call it black bean hummus

delightfullysweet said...

Another amazing recipe. Can't wait to make it the next time we have a mexican themed dinner night =)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That dip looks fantastic! A terrific idea!

Cheers,

Rosa

Christina said...

Mmm this is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing! Love the creativity!

♥peachkins♥ said...

This is a great idea!

Lizz said...

Yum! That looks like heaven...

Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

This sounds delicious. I'm always looking for new ways to use beans. We don't eat beans much, and really should. Thanks for the recipe. It sounds quick and easy to make too.

Nina Timm said...

All this Mexican recipes is making me want to travel to far off places......very interesting guacamole!!!

Jenn said...

Nice. I like that you used black beans instead of avocado. Very creative. This would be great for those who don't like avocados much. Pass the chips, will ya?

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Great dip. I love black beans.

Joanne said...

You probably can't go wrong with calling it black bean spread, but I think black bean guacamole sounds so much more delightful!

Beth M said...

oh yes, definitely going to make this one! I love guac but the avocados can be so expensive! Plus, with all of those black beans you have beaucoup fiber. Double score!

Ramya Kiran said...

Delicious! What a healthy recipe.

Carol said...

Hmmm, that looks delicious! I like your idea! It beats waiting for avocados to ripen! I can't wait to try it!

Melissa said...

Mmmm...really good idea!

Teanna said...

Black bean ANYTHING is my favorite. That guacamole is something I would eat for hours on end!

pookiepantry said...

Love this idea, definitely going to try!

Phoo-D said...

This sounds great and so much healthier than traditional guac. Excellent idea and execution!

Lisa said...

That's a brilliant idea! Thanks for this recipe.

pigpigscorner said...

The texture and taste must be really different with black beans! Looks delicious.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Looks great - I make something similar to this and it is always a winner with the people!

Cheryl said...

Very smart idea, my husband loves beans of any kind!

dan said...

Beans beans beans, I love them. Great idea chief. I have never thought of experimenting with guacamole like that. I am definitely going to give this recipe a try.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

What a great idea Kevin, I never would have thought of that. I love guacamole + I love black beans!

biz319 said...

I love all things black bean - great recipe Kevin!

Cucinista said...

This is a great idea. I love bean dips, but have never gone Mexican style for one. I will be cranking this out ASAP.

Dawn said...

I would so throw this into a veggie wrap with a bit of heat. Great idea. I love black beans and I get tired of running out of things to create with them.

Pam said...

Kevin! This is a great idea!

Chef Fresco said...

We make some hummus very similar to this. Black beans make everything delicious!

ttfn300 said...

ooh, you're right about creamy black beans, and this is a great idea :)

Helene said...

I'm glad you posted this, I would like this healthy snack.

Alta said...

Good idea! I love black beans, and love them refried, so this would be right up my alley!

Deborah said...

Now I'm wishing I would have picked up some tortilla chips at the store today!

eatme_delicious said...

Awesome idea Kevin! And so simple.

Inner Health and Wealth A.E. ~ No YoYo said...

You should come singapore and open your receipes here.

Mother Bliss said...

I tried this with the addition of a little garlic. People were surprised how good this tasted. I love you blog, keep up the great work!

Gwyn said...

Absolutely fabulous! Made it for a party today and it got rave reviews! The host begged to keep what little was left and many asked for the recipe. Thanks as always!

Asiya @ Chocolate & Chillies said...

Just discovered your blog & love it! This dip looks amazing..I am so happy to have found your blog. We love to eat beans and most blogs are American and use 15 oz cans so I always have to do some adjusting....so glad yours uses 19 oz cans :)

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