Pumpkin Black Bean Dip is a festive plant-based snack for Halloween. Whip up this healthy pumpkin dip to serve with tortilla chips or fresh veggies!
This recipe is sponsored by Vitamix. All opinions are my own.
Halloween is right around the corner, and you know I have some tricks (and treats) up my sleeve for you!
In typical Veg World fashion, I’ve whipped up a healthy pumpkin black bean dip that’s beyond simple to prepare and includes the season’s most popular ingredient.
Before creating this recipe, I wasn’t the biggest pumpkin fan (it seems that every food blogger is!), but I appreciated this vegetable’s versatility. No matter what you are craving, there’s probably a pumpkin recipe for it. Even if you happen to be hankering for, say, smoky black bean dip…
Today’s recipe is slightly smoky with a hint of tang, and pairs well with fresh veggies and tortilla chips. It’s the perfect appetizer for Halloween parties. Or you can nibble on it while you give out candy…which might just prevent you from reaching into that candy bowl one too many times ;-).
Plus, this dip is SO easy to prepare, especially with the help of the Vitamix Explorian Series blender. If you’ve been a part of the Veg World for a while, you know that I adore Vitamix blenders (in fact, I created one of my first recipes using a Vitamix). And their latest product, the E310, is nothing short of amazing!
So when I was approached to create some recipes using this blender, I was thrilled. I love to support brands that help simplify healthy eating, and Vitamix does just that! I especially love the Explorian’s size.
It fits underneath my kitchen cabinets, and is perfect for blending medium batches of yummy concoctions to feed young couples and small families.
Ok, back to the recipe at hand! This dip is slightly sweet but mostly savory, with just the right amount of smokiness from the paprika and cumin.
If you plan to make this pumpkin black bean dip for a Halloween party, consider serving it in a small pumpkin! Your friends and kids will love it.
Craving more ways to use pumpkin? Check out the One Pot Pumpkin Tomato Pasta and Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars while you’re here!
If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear how it turns out! Be sure to rate and review it in the comments below. Happy Halloween!
Pumpkin Black Bean Dip
- 1 15.5 oz can black beans - rinsed and drained
- ½ cup pureed pumpkin
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- ½ lime - juiced
- ¾ teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Combine all ingredients in a blender, or in the Vitamix Explorian E310.
- Blend for ~1 minute, slowly advancing the speed to promote smoothness. If you are using a Vitamix, be sure to utilize the mini-tamper.
- Serve in a small pumpkin or bowl, with fresh veggies or tortilla chips.
Thank you to Vitamix for sponsoring this post!
I was looking for a dip that would pair well with Pumpkin Seed Tortilla Chips and found several, but yours was the one I chose because it’s savory! I made this today and am so glad I did. I had to substitute the pumpkin puree for 1/2 cup of greek yogurt + 2 tsps Pumpkin Pie spice (because that’s what I had) and 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar for the lime juice (again, all I had), but it still came out great! Thanks so much for posting this recipe; I’m sure I’ll make it often. I am following you on Pinterest now!
Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN
Hi Hillary, thank you so much for rating the recipe and letting me know! I am so glad that you enjoyed this recipe, and the substitutions you made sound delicious. Greek yogurt sounds perfect to get the same texture as pumpkin puree. Have a good evening! – Lizzie
I was looking for a pumpkin and black bean recipe for a potluck and found your site. Looks good!
Question for you, do you serve this warm or cold? Does it make a difference?
I’m glad this recipe caught your eye. I personally like it better when it has been refrigerated for a while, but I have served it cold and at room temp and guests have said they enjoy it either way. Hope that helps! And I hope your enjoy the recipe :-).