Healthy Black Bean and Corn Dip is just the first touchdown in a whole season of game day eats. This recipe is vegetarian, gluten free, and sugar free, and has all the flavor it takes to be a first round pick. (Are the puns too much?)
I just went to my first NFL game watch of the season. I’d like to include a very scientific breakdown of what I observed.
What Women Doing at a Game Watch:
- 5% watch the game
- 5% check our Fantasy Football score
- 10% plan our next girl’s trip
- 25% catch up on who’s seeing who
- 25% catch up on work
- 30% eat
I’d also like to point out that there is, in fact, quite a bit of overlap with the opposite gender.
What Men Doing at a Game Watch:
- 45% watch the game
- 5% check their Fantasy Football scores
- 50% eat
Friends, I’m no math expert, so if you think I have my percentages wrong, keep it to yourself.
All this is to say that what you’re bringing to game day is almost as important as who’s playing. And from now on, I’m bringing Healthy Black Bean and Corn Dip.
Just for the sake of staying on style, let me give you another bullet-pointed list.
Why Healthy Black Bean and Corn Dip Will Be My Go-To Game Day Dip and Why You’re Gonna Love it Too:
- Tex Mex is the ultimate crowd pleaser.
- If Tex Mex wasn’t the ultimate crowd pleaser, then dip, any dip, #allthedip, would be.
- This is healthy. I haven’t fried or refried any beans or, heaven help us, used canned bean dip from the chip aisle. Healthy Black Bean and Corn Dip is also light on the cheese and heavy on the veggies.
- I don’t skimp on flavor. Spicy jalapeno and red pepper flakes. Smoky cumin and chili powder. Juicy, sweet tomatoes. Bright cilantro and lime.
- Vegetarian, gluten free, sugar free. So your sister’s gluten-sensitive bestie and your brother’s vegetarian girlfriend and your sugar-abstinent neighbor can partake without complaint.
- Delicious with #allthedippers. Chips, check, bell pepper, check, snap peas, check, carrots, check.
So Sundays (and Saturdays) are gonna be fun this season. If you add up all the eating ((50% + 30%) x 12 weeks) that’s involved, you’ll come to the conclusion that Healthy Black Bean and Corn Dip is just the first touchdown (#punny) in a whole repertoire of game day eats. Let’s get this season started.
Healthy Black Bean and Corn Dip
Healthy Black Bean and Corn Dip is just the first touchdown in a whole season of game day eats. This recipe is vegetarian, gluten free, and sugar free, and has all the flavor it takes to be a first round pick.
- 1 15-ounce can no salt added black beans rinsed and drained
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons diced jalapenos
- 3 tablespoons fresh salsa
- 1/2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 6 tablespoons shredded 2% cheddar cheese divided
- 1/3 cup canned diced tomatoes
- 1/3 cup corn kernels
- 1/3 cup cherry tomato halves
- 1 teaspoon chopped scallions
- 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- tortilla chips and vegetable crudite for serving
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a food processor, combine HALF of the black beans, salt, jalapeno, salsa, cumin, red pepper flakes, chili powder, and three tablespoons shredded cheese. Process until smooth.
Transfer to an oven-safe dish and stir in remaining whole beans, diced tomatoes, and corn. Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese. Bake until heated through and cheese is melted, about 15-20 minutes.
In a small bowl, toss together tomato halves, scallion, cilantro, and lime juice. Just before serving, top bean dip with tomato salad.