Herb and Spice Black Bean Dip

Dr. O's Herb and Spice Black Bean Dip

Dr. O’s Herb and Spice Black Bean Dip

This antioxidant-rich, nutrient-dense recipe is sure to make your taste buds do the tango. Black beans are chock-full of minerals, protein and plant nutrients that support the health of your colon. The herbs and spices contained in this recipe, add flavor and vitamins without the extra calories. Yummo!!

This recipe was featured on Global Toronto’s The Morning Show and the News at Noon this past Monday. My goal was to showcase a recipe that incorporates the herbs and spices discussed during my health segment.



1 large can of organic black beans (try Eden’s Organic and any other unlined can of black beans)/or 2 cups of freshly cooked, pre-soaked black beans

1 whole red pepper, chopped

3 garlic cloves, crushed

¼ to ½ tsp of thyme, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger spice

3 basil leaves

3 sage leaves

Pinch of salt

1 whole chili pepper, chopped (use more or less depending on how much heat you desire)

1-1/2 tbsp of grape seed oil

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil



Sauté the garlic, peppers and spices in the grape seed oil until soft.

Add in the rinsed and strained black beans and cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.

Add in the sage and basil leaves with a pinch of salt if desired.

Remove from heat and let the mixture cool for a few minutes.

Add the bean mixture plus the extra virgin olive oil to the food processor and blend until smooth.

Serve with your favorite crackers or vegetables warm or cold.


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