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June 4, 2010

Healthy Black Bean Dip & End of School Pool Party

So, we were recently in San Luis Obispo for Dominic's godson's First Communion and I needed to come up with an appetizer that was easy and quick to make AND  tasty too.  Most everyone likes chips and dip so I wanted to try a healthy dip recipe.  Healthy Black Bean Dip was what I made.
Everyone LOVED it.  Great for graduation parties or any back yard summer parties coming up too!

Healthy Black Bean Dip


Ingredients you'll need (list below)

Mash up the black beans to where they are still chunky.
1 can black beans
1 tsp. oil
½ cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup diced tomatoes (I use onion & garlic canned diced tomatoes)
1/3 cup salsa
½ tsp. cumin
½ tsp chili powder
¼ cup Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
¼ cup chopped cilantro
1T fresh lime juice

DirectionsMash beans in bowl until chunky. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, sauté for 4 minutes. Add beans, diced tomatoes, salsa, cumin, chili powder and cook for 5 minutes or until thick. Stir and remove from heat. Add cheese, cilantro and lime juice. Stir well.

Serve warm or at room temp.


Today was Bryce's End of School Pool Party at his teacher, Mrs. Doyle's house.  All the kids really look forward to this at the end of the school year.  The weather didn't really cooperate, it drizzled most of the day but that didn't stop the fun. 

We had plenty of food.........

An uninvited visitor that took a dip and didn't want to leave.....
Trampoline action......

Pool time fun.  Paige trying to squirt her brother......

Bryce showing us all his moves......

Thank you Mrs. Doyle for another fun filled day and some great memories to take home!  A great way to end the school year.

Happy Friday!  Cheers!
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Pat Tillett said...

Looks like a fun day. I'll try that dip...I don't know how healthy I can keep it though!

Carol Lawrence And Stacy Toten said...

This recipe looks so good, I can't wait to try it! Signed up as a follower.

Sustainablewood said...

Nancy...this looks great! We are having a meeting in Reno for the Logging Conference and plan to have a taco bar, because it happens on Cinco de Mayo. This will be one of the dip choices. :)