Spicy Black Bean Dip with Cotija Cheese

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Spicy Black Bean Dip with Cotija Cheese
Photo: © Phoebe Lapin
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 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


  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.

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