As the school year comes to an end, Sylvia Center Cooks for Health programs wrap up with an exciting community event. Each of our classes final project was a Cook Off for Health where students used their skills to cook something that they enjoyed from the class. It is an interactive way for students to connect with their communities with healthy food. Students from Williamsburg Community Center made an impressive dip that demonstrates their growth in confidence and skills.
This recipe has all the ingredients the students were familiar with and makes for a delicious, creamy, smooth dip that leaves you craving more.
Black Bean Avocado Dip
Recipe adapted from Chew Out Loud
- 2 cans (13.5 oz each) cans black beans, rinsed well and drained
- 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- 1 large tomato, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
- 2 medium-large avocados, peeled/seeded
- Juice of 1 medium-large lime
- 4 stalks scallions, chopped, plus extra for garnish
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- In a heavy-duty blender or food processor, add beans, onion, garlic, tomato, and cilantro. Blend until smooth. Add avocados, lime juice, scallions, salt, pepper, and cumin. Blend until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped scallions if desired.
This dip is delicious with crispy tortilla chips or veggie sticks!