If you love homemade bean dip and nachos, these two recipes are quick and easy appetizers to take with you to those game day parties. Even better? You can make this healthy bean dip in 5 minutes!
It is football season and our favorite teams are doing really well this year! (Seriously, this never happens!) My easy cold bean dip recipe is quick to make and perfect for chips!
Football also means lots of appetizers, and you know I am crazy for appetizers! Give me lots of appetizers over a large plate of one thing, and I will pick the variety every time.
You will love how easy these two game-day appetizers are to make. My famous black bean dip has only 2 ingredients. You can make it in under 5 minutes, so it is a delicious and healthy snack anytime.
Having a party? You will need lots of delicious appetizers. Here are my favorite gluten free appetizers.
This homemade black bean dip is so versatile. Dip chips into it, or use it in this quick and easy nacho recipe!"
This cold bean dip is ready in under 5 minutes! I make this in my Vitamix (or use a high-speed blender) because I just dump the ingredients in, turn up the power, and bam, done.
If you are looking for another 5 minute appetizer, try this Mango and Pecan Brie.
Why this recipe is great:
This incredible healthy bean dip has just two ingredients. Black beans and salsa. Don't let the simplicity fool you, this bean dip is tasty enough to be served in any restaurant!
Use it to make these skillet nachos with fresh avocado, my famous bean dip, cheese, scallions, and tons of your favorite salsa.
Are you ready to make this easy homemade bean dip?
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: To make the dip, take canned black beans and rinse them well.
Step 2: Add the beans and your favorite salsa to a Vitamix, blender, or food processor. Puree until mostly smooth.
Now that we have the delicious bean dip made, what about using it to make these quick and easy skillet nachos?
Step 3: Put gluten free tortilla chips into a cast-iron skillet. Add in a lot of the homemade bean dip.
Step 4: Add shredded Mexican cheese and broil until the cheese is melted. Top with avocado, diced tomato, scallions or onions, sour cream, and guacamole.
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
We love to enjoy black bean dip with tortilla chips, but you can also dip cut vegetables into this homemade bean dip.
You do need to refrigerate this bean dip recipe because it doesn't have preservatives.
This bean dip will stay fresh in your refrigerator for 2-3 days (if your football friends don't devour it all.)
If you don't have a blender or Vitamix to puree the bean mixture, you can use a food processor.
Any salsa will work fine in this recipe. Some of my favorites are Pace Picante, Trader Joe's Double Roasted Salsa, and Casa Sanchez (in the refrigerated section.)
Canned beans are definitely easier and quicker to use. If you are not concerned about time, you can prepare your own black beans from dry beans. This easy tutorial will walk you through the steps to cook dry black beans.
More easy appetizer recipes:
Game Day Black Bean Dip and Skillet Nachos
- 1 cup picante sauce or salsa
- 30 ounces black beans rinsed
- tortilla chips
- ⅔ cup shredded cheese
- your favorite nacho toppings
- Add picante sauce and black beans to a blender or food processor. Mix until it is pureed. That is all you need for the yummy bean dip.
- Add corn tortilla chips to a cast iron skillet.
- Top with bean dip, cheese, and your favorite nacho fixings.
- Broil until the cheese melts.
- Add sour cream and Pace® picante sauce.
- You can use canned black beans, or use dried and soak then cook the black beans. If you use canned, make sure to rinse them well before using.
- There are lots of great salsa brands that are gluten free, just check the labels. Caution on corn tortilla chips, read the labels, some brands add wheat flour to their corn chips.
- To make these dairy-free, use dairy-free cheese like Kite Hill or VioLife brands.
- Feel free to vary your toppings!
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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(*This post was updated from an older 10/2016 blog post with more details and information.)
I'm glad I found this recipe just in time for a lazy weekend watching football! Love this time of year when I have an excuse to sit back, be lazy with snacks in hand! Nachos - YUM!!! These look delicious!
It is my favorite time of year too...bring on the football 🙂