A healthy, easy and delicious Cuban black bean and corn dip that's perfect for your next party or for a simple snack. Pile it on corn chips, garlic toast, or raw veggies.
This post is sponsored by Better Bean. All opinions and the recipe belongs to Veganosity.
There are few things better than discovering a ready-made food that tastes great, meets your standards of healthy, and makes your life so much easier. That’s exactly what I’ve found in the Better Bean bean products. And I’m so excited to share them with you.
When I was contacted by the Better Bean representative I was skeptical, because I’m not a fan of anything that resembles processed food. I don’t like refried beans in a can because they don’t compare to mine. And, if you’ve been following Veganosity long enough, you know that I make a pot of spicy black beans every week. So why would I want to buy pre-made beans? That was the million dollar question that needed to be answered.
Better Bean beans are seriously delicious. They’re not canned, they’re packaged in a BPA free, recyclable, freezable tub (I’m saving them to store leftovers) and are found in the refrigerated section, so the beans stay fresh. They’re non-GMO, gluten-free, there are seven types of beans to choose from, and they’re vegan. Best of all, they are made with real ingredients and zero preservatives.
Check out the ingredients in the Cuban black beans that I used for this recipe:
Organic Poblano Pepper
Apple Cider Vinegar
That’s how I make my beans. Simple, real, and flavorful ingredients. Nothing more and nothing less.
Better Bean is also a small family owned and run company. I love that. You can see the passion and the love that they have for their products, which translates to a product that you and I can trust.
Now that you know how excited I am about introducing you to Better Bean let’s talk about this fantastic Cuban black bean dip with roasted corn, apples & kale that I made to snack on while we watched the Presidential Debate on Tuesday night.
When I opened the tub of Better Bean Cuban black beans and took a bite I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them. The latin flavors danced on my tongue and all I could think of was party food.
I wanted to add a little sweetness to complement the spiciness of the beans, so I dipped an apple slice in the beans and took a bite. Delicious! I knew that some dry roasted and blackened corn would go well with the beans, and to add a dose of superfood power, and another texture, I chopped up some red kale to mix in to the dip. Then I spied some green onions in my fridge and thought, why not?
This Cuban black bean dip with roasted corn, apples & kale went over well with my husband. He seriously ate the entire bowl. I only got a few scoops. The good news is, it only took me fifteen minutes to whip up another batch.
All you’ll need to do to make this dip is roast some corn and chop an apple, kale, and green onion. Mix them with the ready-made Better Bean Cuban black beans and you’ll have a delicious bean dip that your friends and family are going to be requesting every time you get together.
If you’re in a hurry, or you aren’t one to make your own beans, I highly recommend buying Better Bean beans. They’re not like the typical canned beans that you’ll find sitting on your grocers’ shelves. These are fresh, homemade beans that you can feel good about eating.
Can you tell how much I like this product?
Buy the beans and make this easy, healthy, and delicious Cuban black bean dip with roasted corn, apples & kale! It's perfect for all of the holiday parties that are coming your way.
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CUBAN BLACK BEAN DIP WITH ROASTED CORN, APPLES & KALE
- 1 14 ounce tub of Better Beans Cuban black beans
- 2 cups of frozen corn
- 1 medium apple – cored and finely chopped
- 3 green onions – finely chopped
- 2 cups of finely chopped red kale you can use any type of kale
- Squeeze of lime juice from 1/2 of a lime
- Dry roast the corn in an iron skillet on medium high heat until it begins to brown. Remove from heat and let cool.
- n a large bowl mix the beans, corn, apple, green onions, kale, and lime juice. Mix well.