Spicy Black Bean Dip with Cotija Cheese

If you can’t find cotija cheese, try its slightly softer sister cheese, queso fresco.

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup tightly packed cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated cotija cheese

How to make this recipe

  1. Combine the garlic, cumin, beans, chipotle, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a small food processor. Add 1/4 cup warm water and puree until smooth. Taste for seasoning.

Contributed By Photo © Phoebe Lapin Published August 2012

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