Cuban Black Bean Dip

This particular dip is quick and easy to prepare and is a healthy option this Labor Day weekend.

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    Ingredients 29 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
    3 tablespoons water
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons tomato paste
    3-4 cloves garlic, minced
    2 limes, juiced
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon salt
    2-3 scallions, sliced
    4 ounce can  green chilies, chopped
    1 tablespoon cilantro, minced
    3 bell peppers (red, orange and yellow)
    Hot sauce (optional)
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    Step 1 In a food processor or blender, process the first eight ingredients until smooth.  
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    Step 2 Stir in scallions, green chilies and cilantro.
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    Step 3 Transfer to a small bowl and serve with mixed peppers. Tip: Use leftover bean dip as a spread for wraps and sandwiches.
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