The Best Black Bean Avocado Dip

January 27, 2015

I’m not sure why I’ve been holding this recipe out on you guys for almost 2 years now. Maybe part of me wanted to keep it a secret? But I’ve realized that I can’t do that to you guys because this dip is that good. I have the recipe for the best black bean avocado dip and I can almost guarantee it will become your go-to appetizer once you try it. Since the big game day is around the corner, I thought this would be a perfect time to post it so you can go out and buy your avocados now so they are perfectly ripe in time for Sunday.

black bean avocado dip

Ok so a little background on this coveted recipe –  my mother in law (who is another one of those people who doesn’t think she is a good cook, but is insanely wrong about that) gave me this recipe. And I’m not just saying that because she reads my blog. My mom and sisters have “stolen” some of our favorite recipes from her and make them over and over again… like this dip.

If you are anything like me, you park yourself in front of the table of grub at any party with a drink in hand and don’t move. It’s kind of a problem because then I am never hungry for dinner… but this dip in particular is one that no one has to feel bad about. It’s not cheesy, fatty, melty goop (which I also love) but this dip doesn’t give you that guilt ten minutes post consumption. It’s completely raw, clean ingredients while also being amazingly tasty and crowd pleasing.

Black beans, scallions, seranno peppers, lime juice, cilantro and olive oil. That’s it.

black bean avocado dip

Then fold in the cubed avocado and chill it for a bit before serving with tortilla chips.


The Best Black Bean Avocado Dip

The Best Black Bean Avocado Dip
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Sisters to Sons
  • 2 Avocados cubed
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 6 scallions chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 serrano peppers chopped finely
  • 6 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt to taste
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl except for avocado and lime juice.
  2. Once ingredients are mixed, fold in avocados gently.
  3. Finish with lime juice and carefully mix again trying to maintain the shape of avocado pieces.
  4. Chill for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.
  6. *salt to taste but keep in mind that tortilla chips are generally salted. I usually skip the salt!

black bean avocado dip

(Don’t mind if I do ;))
Want even more wow-factor? Serve it in an oversized margarita glass.
Pin it. Share it. Do what you need to do. This one is a keeper!
P.S. Apparently all the women in my life have awesome taste in appetizers. Check out my favorite dip from my mom here.


  • Marci
    January 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I love simple and this looks fantastic. The combination of black beans and avocado is so good. Great recipe!

  • Denise
    January 28, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Looks good..but it can never replace your taco dip!! I’ll have to try this for Sunday. Thanks.

  • Gina B
    January 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Oh yummy! I just wrote about how amazing avocados are for. Seriously they are good enough to give up meat! With cilantro, lime and black bean, I’m in heaven

  • Carrie MkgLemonade
    January 29, 2015 at 11:04 am

    That looks yummy!!! I have just a few more days on Whole30 and then I can eat beans again!! Pinned. 🙂

  • Liz
    March 26, 2015 at 11:17 am

    If they ever change their minds and say avocado has the “bad” cholesterol and not the “good” one I will be heartbroken. This dip looks great – thanks for sharing.

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