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More Beans; Tip 2- Dips

Day 2 in getting your kids to eat more beans is to make the beans a dip.  Of course there is hummus, which we love, but since I've spoken of that before, here are two other healthy bean dips that my kids like.

The first recipe has no comparison to the second.  My kids ask for this dip on a weekly basis.  We cook black-eyed peas by the gallon.  As soon as avocado's ripen up, Erica is begging for this bean dip.

triple bean dip

Avocado, Bean, Tomato Dip

  • · 3 tomatoes, sliced and chopped
  • · 2 avocados diced
  • · 2 cups black eyed peas
  • · 1/8- ¼ cup zesty Italian dressing

Slowly stir all ingredients together. Served with baked corn chips, or eat with a spoon!

The second bean dip is so simple, I almost didn't want to make a recipe out of it.  By like any good food blogger, I actually measured this time when I whipped it up.  So the final amounts are:


  • 1 Cup Pureed Beans (Pinto, black, or kidney)
  • 2 TBL Fat free sour cream
  • 1 tsp ranch seasoning mix

Put all ingredients into food processor or blender. Mix until smooth. Serve with pita chips, baked corn chips, or vegetable sticks.

We had fun with this one and made all three beans into a different dip for tasting.  My kids liked the pinto beans best.  I wasn't surprised.

pinto bean dip black bean dip

girl eating chip dip Any other dips from beans your family likes?

Need more ideas to eat beans?

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06/01/2010 6:56am
One of my kids favorites is 7-layer dip with refried beans on the bottom layer. Sometimes we eat it for dinner :)
06/01/2010 7:31am
Beans are so full of fiber - they're great. Oftentimes I make hummus out of white beans just to mix it up!
06/01/2010 8:36am
06/01/2010 8:48am
we love one called "Texas Caviar", black beans, black eyed peas, yellow & white corn, chopped green onion, green peppers & tomatos mixed w/ Italian dressing & a little balsamic vinegar. eat w/ Frito or Tostidos scoops. the recipe makes a ton, but it never seems to last long at our house!
Amy Hammond
03/12/2013 11:38am
Would love the recipe, have two hungry teenager sons that want healthy snacks after school! Sounds great!
06/01/2010 2:13pm
MMMM, I love it! Thanks for the recipe Rachel!
06/02/2010 4:34pm
We tried these for our "snack of the day". I am not a big fan of avocado but this recipe was very good. The kids liked it too, although they aren't big fans of tomatoes.
06/03/2010 5:50am
What? You aren't an avocado fan? You are missing out Mary!
10/16/2011 3:49pm
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11/17/2011 9:50am
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05/21/2012 3:08pm
For the bean dip, do you drain and wash the beans first or just use as is?
05/24/2012 10:48am
Yes Amy, I always rinse and drain the beans.

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