This homemade black bean nacho dip is the perfect appetizer. It is easy to make this bean dip with salsa, and you can use it as a dip or use it to top a tray of nachos. You 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 snacking, and you know I am crazy for appetizers! Give me many appetizers over a large plate of one thing, and I will pick the variety every time.
You will love how easy this game-day appetizer is to make. My famous black bean dip has only two ingredients; you can make it in under 5 minutes. 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.
Why This Recipe Is Great:
- This incredible healthy bean nacho 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 as a dip or make gluten-free 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?
This Vitamix is one of my favorite kitchen appliances of all time. I use it to make soup, ice cream, sorbet, smoothies, cream sauces, and more. It is quick and powerful. Clean up is also really easy!
Recipe Step-By-Step Directions:
Step 1: To make the dip, rinse canned black beans 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 a few scoops 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.
If you are looking for another 5-minute appetizer, try this Mango and Pecan Brie.
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.
This bean dip will stay fresh in your refrigerator for 2-3 days (if your football friends don't devour it all.)
You can use a food processor if you don't have a blender or Vitamix to puree the bean mixture.
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.)
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.)