Orange bean dip

Orange bean dip recipeThis tasty bean dip is great with fresh veggies, or add whole grain crackers to round out your snack.  The orange juice adds a sweet twist that your kids will enjoy!


  • 19 ounce can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 cup orange juice
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus extra for garnish
  • Vegetables for serving.  Carrots, bell pepper strips, cherry tomatoes and celery all work well!


  1. Put the beans, garlic, cumin and salt in a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until smooth.
  2. Add the orange juice, chili powder and cilantro and process again until smooth. Taste the dip, and add more of anything if it needs it.
  3. Cover and refrigerate up to three days or serve immediately garnished with extra cilantro.

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This recipe was adapted from one from ChopChop Magazine. Check out their website for great ideas to get your kids involved in cooking and healthy eating!


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