While this scrumptious dip is slightly spicy, you’ll want to add more cayenne if you’re a big fan of spicy food.


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2 cans (15 1/2 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup water

3 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 1/2 teaspoons cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoons coriander

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients and pulse until well combined but with some texture remaining. Makes 3 cups

Curried White Bean Dip Omit the coriander and cayenne and use 2 teaspoons of curry powder instead. Substitute canned cannellini beans for the black beans.

Nutrition Facts

per 1/3 cup
calories 75
total fat 0.5g
saturated fat 0.1g
cholesterol 0mg
dietary fiber 5g
carbohydrate 14g
protein 5g
sodium 351mg

Good source of: fiber, folate, magnesium, thiamin

Many of the recipes in this book contain off-the-shelf foods to help keep recipe prep effort to a minimum – a benefit for your arthritic hands. However, some foods – like canned beans – can hike up sodium levels. If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe: Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for Arthritis Health, edited by John A. Flynn, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at Healthcommunities.com

Published: 31 Oct 2011

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015