Spicy Walnut Bean Dip


1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 7-ounce can whole green chilies
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted
2 to 3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (or your favorite hot pepper sauce)
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish


In the bowl of a food processor, combine the beans, chilies, walnuts, garlic, ketchup, cumin, and Tabasco sauce; process until smooth. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Garnish with the cilantro and serve immediately with fresh vegetables.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 35, Total Fat: 2.5 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Monounsaturated Fat: g, Polyunsaturated Fat: g, Trans Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 150 mg, Total Carbohydrate: 2 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 2 g.

Recipe and image courtesy of the California Walnut Commission. For more recipe ideas and information about the health benefits of walnuts, visit www.walnutinfo.com.

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