Here’s the easiest ever way to make a quick dip that everyone will love. So easy in fact that you can have the kids help you make it! It makes the most of an avocado by including it in a dip to make the dip creamy and delicious. Let’s face it – a serving of avocado is officially 1/3 of a medium one – Who eats that? This way you can enjoy the avocadoes fresh flavor and add to beans with fiber and protein to make the perfect dipper. Serve it up anyway you want – no sesame seeds? Use a little cilantro! And if you’d like it to have a little kick you can always add a sprinkle of chile powder or cayenne to the food processor. Keep in the fridge for 4 or 5 days and serve it up as a snack anytime!

Black Bean and Avocado Hummus

  • 2  Garlic Cloves
  • 3 Cups (2 Cans) Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 TB Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Avocado, skin removed and flesh scooped out
  • Sea Salt to Taste
  • ¼ Cup Sesame Seeds, Chopped Peanuts, Cilantro or Cheese for topping

Add the ingredients from the garlic to the avocado to a food processor and blend until smooth. Add salt to taste and garnish with sesame seeds or you choice of topping. Serve with bright crunchy crudité!

Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier
About $14

Now’s the time to experiment! Have you enjoyed Chenin Blanc before? Originally from the Loire Valley in France, Chenin Blanc is a delicious alternative to chardonnay – full of crisp zingy acidity and lemon zest flavors. This one, from California’s Pine Ridge winery is a great weekday wine, super with dips and apps like the creamy black bean hummus. Made from a blend of mostly chenin blanc, 89% and just a bit of viognier, its sure to be a hit with easy dinners and apps.


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