Instant Pot Black Bean Dip

Instant Pot Black Bean Dip is a total breeze to throw together! No cans needed! Simply grab a bag of dried beans and get ready for a party-perfect vegetarian dip that’s easy, make-ahead, and SO delicious!

Instant Pot Black Bean Dip is a total breeze to throw together! No cans needed! Simply grab a bag of dried beans and get ready for a party-perfect vegetarian dip that's easy, make-ahead, and SO delicious!

Black bean dip is a total staple around here.

We love a good salsa and guacamole is quite literally a way of life… but if there’s not black bean dip to complete the trio I’m always left feeling jilted.

Problem: I don’t always have fresh black beans handy.

I try to always keep a can in my pantry and a few jars of crockpot black beans in my freezer for emergencies but since my entire family scarfs them on the regular, I’m perpetually running out when I need them most.

Instant pot to the rescue!

I can toss dried beans in the pot (DRIED BEANS!!!) and walk away, only to return to the most lusciously fragrant soft and ready black beans evahhhh.

After a little immersion blender action and they’re transformed into a smooth and tasty dip, ready for faceplantage with a mountain of crispy tortilla chips.

No immersion blender? No problem! Add it to your birthday wish list (seriously I love mine so so much) and simply grab your handy dandy blender or food processor. Either will work fabulously buuuuut with an immersion blender the cleanup is like, nonexistent so…. I rest my case. My mother in law gifted me one many Christmases ago and it’s probably my most used appliance aside from my pressure cooker. Love. It. So.

Instant Pot Black Bean Dip is a total breeze to throw together! No cans needed! Simply grab a bag of dried beans and get ready for a party-perfect vegetarian dip that's easy, make-ahead, and SO delicious!

Instant Pot Black Bean Dip is a total breeze to throw together! No cans needed! Simply grab a bag of dried beans and get ready for a party-perfect vegetarian dip that's easy, make-ahead, and SO delicious!

If you need to make this without a pressure cooker, fret not! You can make my skillet black bean queso without one!

Instant Pot Black Bean Dip

This tasty recipe makes TWO different dips!

The first is an uber healthy black bean dip that’s gloriously vegan and ready to scarf right away while the second dip is swirled with melty cheese and baked until hot and bubbly. Both are vegetarian, gluten-free, and oh so delicious! You can even enjoy half au-naturale and then cheesify (pretend that’s a word) the remainder and enjoy the best of both worlds.

Make it ahead of time for a party, to scarf during family game night, or as a welcome addition to taco night. Taco Tuesday has never tasted so good!

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Instant Pot Black Bean Dip

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Instant Pot Black Bean Dip

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This dip is a total breeze to throw together! No cans needed! Simply grab a bag of dried beans and get ready for a party-perfect vegetarian dip that's easy, make-ahead, and SO delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 + 1/2 cup dried black beans
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled + minced
  • 2 medium jalapeños (approx. 1/3 cup chopped)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 + 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 + 1/2 TBSP avocado oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander

CHEESY BAKED BLACK BEAN DIP

  • make the above recipe and after cooking add...
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated pepper jack and/or cheddar cheese

TASTY TOPPING OPTIONS

  • chopped tomatoes
  • sliced jalapeños 
  • diced bell pepper
  • chopped red onion
  • cilantro
  • sour cream
  • greek yogurt
  • salsa
  • pico de gallo
  • guacamole

Instructions

  1. Rinse your black beans and toss them in your Instant Pot.
  2. Dice and chop your veggies and mince your garlic.
  3. Add veggies, garlic, tomatoes, broth, oil, lime juice, and spices to the pot and mix. 
  4. Press the bean button and cook for 30 minutes high pressure.
  5. Allow a natural release (NR) for 10 minutes then quick release (QR) remaining pressure. 
  6. Use an immersion blender (or a blender or food processor) to blend the tip into creamy deliciousness and once cooled slightly, give it a taste. You can adjust the spiciness by adding anything from hot sauce, spicy salsa, red pepper flakes, or cayenne to the mix and add any extra spices/salt to suit your tastes. As written, it's on the mild side.
  7. Serve piled high with all your favorite toppings and dig in!

CHEESY BAKED BLACK BEAN DIP

  1. Craving an easy cheesy baked black bean dip? Fabulous! Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Add cream cheese to your bean dip before blending (if you forget you can still do this after the fact, no biggie) then pour into a lightly greased cast iron skillet and top with grated cheese. Bake until hot and bubbly, approx. 15 minutes.
  2. For an extra cheesy dip, feel free to add 8 oz cream cheese and extra cheese on top. My husband and I can't resist doing this from time to time - it's a total indulgence and great for a game day spread!

Notes

Recipe yields approx. 6 cups of dip. Portioned into 1/4 cup servings, yields 24 servings. Easily feeds a large crowd and leftovers are fantastic the next day.

Have some dip left over? Try it as a base for tacos or quesadillas topped with cheese, salsa, and veggies. SO GOOD!

No avocado oil? No problem! Use your favorite healthy oil and you're good to go!

make-ahead + freezer friendly

Instant Pot Black Bean Dip is a total breeze to throw together! No cans needed! Simply grab a bag of dried beans and get ready for a party-perfect vegetarian dip that's easy, make-ahead, and SO delicious!

Instant Pot Black Bean Dip is a total breeze to throw together! No cans needed! Simply grab a bag of dried beans and get ready for a party-perfect vegetarian dip that's easy, make-ahead, and SO delicious!

If you get a chance to try this Instant Pot Black Bean Dip, let me know!

You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS #PEASANDCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations! I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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Julia Mueller

Hellooooooo beautiful!! I need this dip in my life ASAP! I love the idea of using dried black beans (sometimes I forget about their existence…so bad!), and I can see this being an instant win on game day. Love it!

    Jenn

    Thank you Julia, you’re too sweet! Girl we need to get some black beans into your face pronto! 🙂 xooooo

Himanshu Gupta

The dish looks so colourful. Will definitely try this and will update you.

Hopefully, it comes out good.

    Jenn

    Hope it’s a total hit! Thank you! 🙂

Rachel

This looks delicious. I’m always looking for new Instant Pot recipes. So excited to try this one out.

    Jenn

    Thanks Rachel! Hope you adore it! 🙂

Edwina

This looks so delicious. I know what you mean saying it’s party-perfect but my kids would gobble this up at home any day. I can see it becoming a family favorite very soon.

    Jenn

    Thank you Edwina! It would make an epic after-school snack for the kiddos!

Karly

Yuuum! What ever did we do without the instant pot? This is the perfect dip for game day or just for a hearty afternoon snack. OR a “treat yoself” kind of dinner 🙂

    Jenn

    Right?! That appliance would have saved my booty in college!

Brock

How long do you bake at 350?

    Jenn

    15 minutes should be perfecto! 🙂

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