Avocado Cilantro Bean Dip

http://twocooksonepot.com Avocado Cilantro Bean DipAfter what seems like weeks of much needed rain, we’ve had enough dry days in a row to tackle the jungle that was formerly our yard. A few hours of mowing and weed eating got the lawn back in shape, and as a bonus we enjoyed a pretty good workout. Needing to replenish the salt and potassium we lost doing an honest day’s work, I thought that this avocado cilantro bean dip was just the thing.

Because we try to eat as organic as possible we have a small garden and it is currently bursting with cilantro.

http://twocooksonepot.comCilantroI grabbed a handful that was spilling out of the raised bed. Once it was rinsed I separated then chopped the leaves. This gave me a quarter of a cup of fresh, organic cilantro to add to the dip.

http://twocooksonepot.com Avocado cilantro beansWe already had leftover pinto beans from a batch we made a few nights ago, as well as an avocado that was at the perfect stage of ripeness. I always feel lucky when I remember to check the avocados, it seems like they have a shorter window of perfection than bananas.

http://twocooksonepot.com Avocado cilantro spices food processorA food processor saves a lot of time with this recipe, but you could also use a blender or even a mortar and pestle if you’re so inclined. After the hard day’s work in the yard I decided to leave the mortar and pestle for another dish.

http://twocooksonepot.com LimeSmooth, citrus-y, and with just the right amount of heat, this was the perfect snack to unwind with while enjoying a good movie.

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Avocado Cilantro Bean Dip
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Smooth, citrus-y, and with just the right amount of heat, this avocado cilantro bean dip is the perfect healthy snack.
Recipe type: Dip
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 3 cups
  • 3 cups cooked pinto beans
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  1. Finely chop cilantro
  2. Add all ingredients to food processor and pulse until smooth
  3. Place in bowl and dust with additional cayenne pepper to taste