Prep time: 8 minutes

    What you need:

    • 15-ounce can unsalted, fat-free black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup cilantro
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/2 small jalapeño pepper (optional), ribs and seeds removed

    What to do:

    1. Place beans, garlic, lemon juice, cilantro, olive oil, water, and jalapeño (if desired) into the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process until smooth, about 5 minutes, stopping halfway through to scrape down the sides.
    2. Serve with fresh cut-up vegetables — try carrots, broccoli, bell peppers, and celery — for dipping.

    Nutritional analysis (per serving):

    • 140 calories
    • 6g protein
    • 7g fat
    • 1g sat. fat
    • 15g carbohydrate
    • 5g fiber
    • 0mg cholesterol
    • 15mg sodium
    • 0g sugars

    Serves: 2-4

    Serving size:2 tablespoons

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