Every now and then Weight Watchers centers leave recipe cards for their members to inspire them to make healthier meals that are aligned with the program. This particular recipe is not only absolutely delicious, but it is also very high in protein (I hear the word "satiating" calling...), low in points and incredibly easy to make. I urge EVERYONE to make this one recipe a part of their weekly food prep. It is really worth it!
One of the ways you can enjoy this dip is with sliced veggies, of course. But another way you can enjoy it, is as a spread on your toast in the morning, or as a side to any oven roasted chicken or beef dish! And why NOT? I'm telling you, this is a totally versatile recipe. So go ahead and add a spoonful on top of whatever it is you're having. Your stomach and taste buds are both gonna yell: "THANK YOUUUU!"
One thing I'd like to add though, as you'll see below the recipe requires that you add a bit of the spice "cumin" to your dip. This is not an option, this is an absolute must. Why, you ask? Because cumin is one of these magical ingredients that breakdown the compounds that make us bloated (and..ehm..."gasy") in beans. So unless you want to sped your evening with stomach discomfort, bloating or worse yet...passing gas right-left-and-center, you NEED to add some cumin to this recipe in order for you to enjoy it, less the side-effects of consuming beans. And by the way, cumin works very well on any and all other beans, including chickpeas! In fact, when I was little and I would have stomach pain for whatever reason, my mom would make me a cup of warm water with a bit of cumin powder in it to drink. Low and behold, 2-5 minutes later, the pain would stop. I even read somewhere that in certain cultures, they use cumin water to tame babies with colic (stomach gas caused by milk or from bottle feeding). Absolutely true, because I had used it on my boys too when they were babies, and if your baby is not too finicky with regards to taste, cumin can be a pretty miraculous (and natural) treatment for colic!
So don't avoid legumes because of the discomfort they might bring along. Add a teaspoon of cumin instead!
Without further delay, here's what you'll need to make the Weight Watchers Black Bean Dip:
- 1 can black beans
- 1 cup cilantro + extra for garnish
- 1/2 cup fat free salsa
- 1/2 cup fat free plain yogurt
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp table salt
- Drain the can of black beans from liquids, rinse and put in a food processor
- Add cilantro, salsa, yogurt, cumin & salt
- Blend on high until completely smooth
- Pour in a bowl and serve!
- P.S.: you can store the rest in the fridge for later use - but do use within a week.
Don't forget to enjoy this with sliced peppers, celery sticks, cucumber and/ or zucchini slices or anything else you might think of! This can also be served on toast or as a side to any dish.
If you have any other ideas of some great tasting and healthy dips, please like this post and share your recipe with us below.
Weight Watchers Smart Points: 1/4 cup serving = 1 SmartPoint
Enjoy - With much love and obsessions!