Trader Joe’s Spicy Black Bean Dip

Picture 42Trader Joe’s Fat Free Spicy Black Bean Dip has become sort of a staple in my house. I used it for my “crack wraps” and it becomes so delicious. The dip is thick and smooth with a medium spicy level. The color is that of mushed black beans since the jar contains no preservatives, no artificial ingredients, and no oils added. One serving is 2 tablespoon (28 grams) and only 30 calories, 0 WW, fat-free, cholesterol-free, 160 milligram of sodium, 6 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, no sugar, and 2 grams of protein. Not too shabby in the protein department considering this is only a dip. Simple ingredients list: black beans, water, tomato paste, onions, distilled vinegar (from corn), honey, salt, jalapenos, spices, and garlic. I can really taste the vinegar and jalapeno flavor in here which I love. Besides “crack wrap”, I like to use this to dip veggies too. Makes eating veggies all the more exciting and flavorful. Sort of like a low calories hummus in my opinion. Black beans instead of garbanzo beans and minus any fats like tahini. Shelf stable so I buy a few jars at a time. Of course, you have to refrigerate after opening. Very delicious and reasonably priced at only $1.69. You got to love Trader Joes.

Retails: $1.69  per 12 oz jar @ Trader Joes
My Cost: $1.69
Calories: 30 per 2 tbsp (28g)
WW: 0

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Filed under Beans, Dip, Trader Joe's, WW: 0

15 responses to “Trader Joe’s Spicy Black Bean Dip

  1. balancejoyanddelicias

    sounds like a great spread! Love simple ingredients products! :)

  2. I recently discovered a love for beans…
    Must be good in a wrap :)


  3. LOVE black bean dip but I haven’t tried TJs brand! I may have to pick up a jar :)

  4. Definitely need to make a trip to T.J.s!

    FYI, do you have a macro button on your camera – it looks like a little flower? If you press that you’ll get clearer close up pics.

    Happy Friday! :D

    • Hehe. Thanks for the tip. This picture was taken with my logitech webcam because I left my camera at a friends place. Sorry for the crappy picture. Wish I had an DSLR so I can take pretty pretty picture all the time.

  5. TJ’s is the best!

    I never thought of using that for a crack wrap! Great idea!

  6. Haha, I definitely love that Trader Joe! All natural ingredients, low prices, and tasty (I sound like a commercial!)??? I tried that dip not too long ago and agree that the jalapeño and vinegar really come through–it’s delicious!


  8. i do like this dip, and i haven’t bought it in forever. what a convenient reminder….

  9. Love, love, love that dip! But I have stayed away from it for a while as my consumption of it had gone a bit out of hand… It’s time to get some more though! ;)

  10. nommmm I bet this would be great on wraps!

  11. healthnuttxo

    Jenny- it is! I use this on a wrap with chicken and sometimes some cheddar shredded soy cheese. YUM!

  12. IunderstandItsNotpersonal

    For the most inexpensive dip at TJ’s, I’d say not bad. I would also urge you to spend the extra $1 and get either artichoke spread or olive tapanade. If you want good bean dip, boil some pintos, add canola oil, S&P, garlic…maybe some fresh cilantro and pleeeeease don’t forget fresh roasted jalapenos, and you will surely call it better than TJ’s “spicy” bean dip.
    Go forth, and spice well.

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