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This Sweet Potato Bean Dip is perfect for dipping chips, vegetables, or using in a vegan quesadilla! I came up with this simple combination because my toddler hated the texture of beans. I figured if she could get past the bean consistency, that she might enjoy the true flavors!
You can make this easily by mashing the two together with a fork for a chunkier texture. I opted for using a high-speed blender or food processor to get a smoother consistency. Our old blender died on us recently, so we just upgraded to a new Blendtec Blender. Let’s just say I have been looking for as many things to blend as possible!
A batch of homemade black beans can be used or even a can of black beans. I love cooking a large pot of black beans in my crock pot and freezing them for later use.
Nutrient-Packed Sweet Potato Bean Dip
Now that we are eating mostly plant-based, I am looking for creative ways to pack nutrients into our meals. This is especially true for my picky toddler! I added nutritional yeast for some extra nutrients, like protein, B12, zinc, and selenium.
My Sweet Potato Bean Dip provides the following per serving:
- 66 calories
- Less than 1g of fat
- Carbohydrates: 13.4g (don’t worry, these are whole, plant-based carbs! Read more about “good” carbs here!)
- Sugar: 2g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 3g
- Almost 100% of the daily value for Vitamin A
- As well as calcium, iron, and vitamin C!
Black Bean & Sweet Potato Dip
- 1 medium sweet potato
- 1/2 cup black beans canned or cooked
- 1/4 cup vegetable broth
- 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast optional
- 1/2 lime squeeze of juice
- Preheat oven to 400F. Wash sweet potato and pat dry. Poke holes using a fork.
- Place sweet potato on lined baking sheet. Bake at 400F for 30 minutes or until soft enough to pierce easily with a fork.
- While sweet potato cooks and cools, prepare black beans.
- If using canned black beans, you may want to add some salsa or additional seasonings for flavor.
- Once sweet potato and black beans are cooled. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor. You can also mash by hand using a fork if you prefer.
- Add more milk if you desire a thinner consistency. Once combined, add any additional seasonings if needed.
- Serve with a side of tortilla chips or vegetables for dipping. You can also use a a filling for a burrito or quesadilla. Enjoy!
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