Appetizers,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  No Refined Sugar,  Recipe,  Vegetarian

Warm Black Bean & Chickpea Dip

This dip is so comforting and delicious. You will catch yourself sneaking back for seconds of this scrumptious snack but I’m here to tell you that this recipe is full of healthy things like fiber and protein. No sneaking necessary!

Recipe inspired by Mexican Gothic. Like the book, it’s dark and moody with a shocking kick of heat at the end.

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Warm Black Bean & Chickpea Dip

Recipe inspired by Mexican Gothic. Like the book, it's dark and moody with a surprise kick of heat at the end. Make this dip extra healthy by dipping cut up veggies.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: black beans, chickpeas, jalapenos
Servings: 6
Calories: 180kcal


  • blender


  • 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1/2 medium white onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves cut into large slices
  • 10 oz black beans drained
  • 2 jalapeno peppers flesh and seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and garlic. Cook down, about 8 minutes.
  • Place onions and garlic in a blender with the remaining ingredients. Blend thoroughly.
  • Pour bean mixture into the skillet and heat, stirring for two minutes or until consistently warm.
  • If eating dairy, top the dip with sprinkles of cojito or feta. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


Sodium: 395mg | Calcium: 31mg | Vitamin C: 10mg | Vitamin A: 162IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 6g | Potassium: 256mg | Calories: 180kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 10g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 18g | Iron: 2mg


Tortilla chips are perfect but so are cut up veggies. Use as a topping for tacos or inside your burritos.

This recipe has 4 of the recommended Fall/Luteal Phase foods.

  • black beans
  • chickpeas
  • garlic
  • onion

Have you tried making this recipe? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please comment and rate! Peace & love, jenni

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The Nerdy Gourmet
The Nerdy Gourmet

Hi friends!! I’m Jenni, The Nerdy Gourmet. I love books and I love food. Combining the two with a splash of travel has become my passion. I am a self taught cook/baker and I believe that everyone can cook from scratch! I’m here with recipes and Nerdy Tips to help along the way.  
I review books, mostly ‘read’ via audio, and I create recipes inspired by the story lines. Sometimes if I am deeply moved by a story, I will travel and try my best to experience the book- and bring you along via my blog! I provide all the photographs and content for the Nerdy Gourmet (unless otherwise noted). 

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