30ouncescanned black beansdrained and rinsed (2 cans)
1jalapenoseeded and chopped
3garlic clovespeeled and roughly chopped
1small onionpeeled and roughly chopped
2tablespoonsfresh lime juiceabout 1 lime, more or less to taste
¼cupfresh minced cilantroplus some for garnish
Cotija cheesefor garnish
Salt and pepperto taste
Place black beans, jalapeno, garlic, onion, chili powder, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a food processor. Pulse until blended and smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour into a serving bowl and top with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, or crackers.
For more of a kick, add the jalapeno seeds.
For vegan black bean dip, simply omit the cotija cheese garnish.
If you don't have a food processor you can use a blender instead. Add some lime juice to the pitcher first, then the rest of the ingredients. Pulse until smooth, scraping down the sides every once in a while to make sure that everything is incorporated.