Healthy Halloween Recipes: Spider Black Bean Dip

Spider Black Bean dip-0452-3Black beans, fresh tomatoes, and vegetables (spiders optional) make this a healthy yet deliciously fun dip for a Halloween party or as a meal before heading out to Trick or Treat.  Serve with cheese cut like pumpkins, our homemade tortilla chips, and your favorite veggies — fresh sweet peppers, blanched green beans, jicama, celery sticks, carrots for a healthy Halloween recipe.  This might become your favorite Halloween recipe.

Black Bean Dip

Prep (10 minutes)
Makes about 2 cups of dip, 8 servings, 1/4 cup each

15 oz. canned black beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp. orange juice
1/2 lime, juice only, about 2 Tbsp.
1/4 tsp. garlic powder (or use 1 clove fresh garlic, minced)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin

In a food processor or blender, puree all the ingredients. If too thick, and 1/8 – 1/4 cup water.  For spicer flavor add 1 chipotle pepper or 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper. Serve topped with diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, and finely diced onions, if desired, and with tortilla chips, blanched green beans or sliced red bell pepper.



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Homemade Tortilla Chips

Prep + Cook Time: 25 minutes
Makes 6 servings

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
8 – 10 corn tortillas
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 cup salsa (optional)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Put the oil in a small bowl, and, using a pastry brush, lightly brush the top and bottom of one of the corn tortillas with the oil.  Put the tortilla on a cutting board, and brush the top of the next tortilla with oil, putting the non-oiled side on top of the first tortilla so they share any extra oil.  Continue with the remaining tortillas, brushing only the top side and stacking them.  Cut the tortillas into eighths, cutting across the middle so they are triangle shaped, and spread them on one or two large baking sheets in a single layer.  Sprinkle them evenly with the salt.  Bake them for about 15 minutes until they are lightly browned and crisp, but remove them before they get dark brown. Serve with salsa, if desired.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values)
Calories 167, Total Fat: 5g, 7%; Saturated Fat: 1g, 3%; Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%; Sodium: 589mg, 24%

For more ideas for Healthy Halloween Snacks visit our Healthy Halloween Snacks Pinterest Board

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