If you love homemade bean dip and easy skillet nachos, these two recipes are quick and easy appetizers to take with you to those game day parties.
Having a party? You will need lots of delicious appetizers. Here are my favorite gluten free appetizers.
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It is football season and our favorite teams are doing really well this year! (Seriously, this never happens!)
We are so excited because it means lots of football parties to celebrate our teams. Do you like to get together with friends to watch football at home, or do you prefer to go to the games live?
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.
This homemade black bean dip is so versatile. Dip chips into it, or use it in this quick and easy nacho recipe!"
5 Minute Appetizer
This 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 more 5 minute appetizers, try this Mango and Pecan Brie or this Stuffed Endive with Goat Cheese recipes
This incredible 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!
We topped our 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?
- Canned or dry black beans
- Your favorite salsa
- Tortilla chips (read the ingredients to ensure no gluten ingredients are in these)
- Shredded cheese
Take canned black beans and rinse them.
Are canned beans better?
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.
This easy Vitamix appetizer recipe is so easy! Just blend until the bean chunks are chopped and blended into the salsa.
What salsa is best for dips?
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.)
Now that we have the delicious bean dip made, what about using it to make these quick and easy skillet nachos?
Put it all together!
Put gluten free tortilla chips into a cast-iron skillet. Add in a lot of the homemade bean dip.
Add shredded Mexican cheese and broil until the cheese is melted.
What do you serve bean dip with?
We love to enjoy black bean dip with tortilla chips, but you can also dip cut vegetables into this homemade bean dip.
Does this dip need to be refrigerated?
You do need to refrigerate this bean dip recipe because it doesn't have preservatives.
How long will this dip last in the refrigerator?
This bean dip will stay fresh in your refrigerator for 2-3 days (if your football friends don't devour it all :-). )
If you love party foods or want to serve a variety of appetizers, here are more easy recipes:
(*This post was updated from an older 10/2016 blog post with more details and information.)
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Game Day Black Bean Dip and Skillet Nachos
- 1 cup Pace Picante Sauce
- 2 cans black beans rinsed
- tortilla chips
- 2/3 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.
- For the nachos, 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.
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