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 very 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.
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.
Pumpkin Black Bean Dip
This vegan and gluten-free dip is slightly smoky with a hint of tang. Serve in a small pumpkin for Halloween parties! Recipe yields ~2 cups.
- 1 15.5 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 3/4 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp 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.
Nutrition Facts per 2 tbsp: 32 kcal, 0 g fat, 6 g carb (2 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 0 g protein
I’d love to hear if you make this recipe! Let me know in the comments below :-).
Thank you to Vitamix for sponsoring this post!