Garlic-Lime Black Bean & Avocado Spread - 2 Guiding Stars
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Enjoy this spread as a dip with veggie strips and baked chips. Stir in extra veggies to make it a more robust meal: good candidates include jalapenos, corn, and black beans. Layer it in a wrap with grilled chicken, lettuce, and tomatoes for an easy lunch. If you like a little heat, serve it with a splash of hot sauce.


  • 1 (19 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small carrot, diced
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • ⅓ cup lime juice
  • 1 cup tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • ½ cup bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Place beans, carrots, avocado, garlic, and lime juice in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
  2. Combine the pureed mixture and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl stirring until well blended. Let sit for 30 minutes to let flavors meld.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 75; Total Fat 2.5g (3% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0.5g (0% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 120mg (5% DV); Total Carbohydrate 11g (4% DV); Dietary Fiber 4g (14% DV); Total Sugars 2g; Includes 1g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 3g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 6% DV; Molybdenum 50% DV; Folate 15% DV; Vitamin C 15% DV.
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