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.
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Recipe type: Dip
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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