Sunday, January 4, 2009

Black/White Bean Dip

I cannot believe its Sunday night already! Sigh- I don't want to go to work tomorrow!! Today was a pretty relaxed day. I slept in and then took Body Pump at 10. Afterwards, Josh and I ran some errands including looking for a washer and dryer for the new house. Most of our afternoon was spent watching football. For dinner tonight I wanted to make a mix of foods. I made some chicken fingers for Josh and then mixed up some fruit for both of us to share:
I also made up some pita chips and a black and white bean dip based on Liz's recipe:

Ingredients:

1 can black beans
1 can white beans
1 cup frozen corn kernels
7 oz. hot salsa
2 cups shredded co-jack cheese (I used 2% Mexican cheese)
1 cup chopped tomatoes
garlic salt to taste
cilantro to garnish
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp chili powder

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350°.

Rinse and drain both cans of beans. Squeeze the liquid out of tomatoes before chopping so the dip doesn’t turn runny. Put all ingredients except cilantro and cheese in a bowl and mix together. Grease a shallow baking dish before spooning in the bean mixture. Sprinkle a little cheese on top.
Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and the dip is heated through. Remove from the oven and top with cilantro.



I made up about half of the dip (that picture makes it look wayyyy cheesier than it was ;)). The remainder (without the cheese), I froze with additional veggies and I will bring it in for lunch this week. Are you ready for Monday?

36 comments:

Krista said...

Great looking fruit salad...and dip!

I'm as ready for Monday as I'm gonna get! I think it'll be a fast week, though!

VeggieGirl said...

Glad you had a relaxed day!! Hopefully that'll make it easier for you to transition into tomorrow (oh, Mondays...).

Mmm, fruit salad & bean dip!! Scrumptious.

Becca said...

I'm not ready for Monday at all :(. Having issues with the owner of the restaurant (she is dragging her feet on my recommendation form and its making me resentful...I'm a bad person).

The dip looks way yummy.

Every Gym's Nightmare said...

haha i stared at the fruit salad for about 5 minutes trying to figure out what the white things were- and then i figured out they were apples.

i think they are apples.

Kelly Turner
www.everygymsnightmare.com

loveofoats.com said...

i am reallllllllly upset that tomorrow is monday - im hoping im dreaming and tomorrow is really sunday :)

that bean dip looks delish! thx for posting that recipe ;)

lborg said...

Your fruit salad looks really good! I love fruit ... I can't believe it's Sunday night either, though for some odd reason, I feel kinda ready for Monday, haha.

glidingcalm said...

wowwwwwwwwwww. that bean dip looks insanely gooddddd! love the melty cheese!

I always have mixed feelings about Monday- excited to skate, but also nervous for the hard work. It's fun and also so sooooooooo tough. Whew, I try to just take it one day at a time!

Happy Monday to you Erica!!! :)

Meg said...

That dip looks incredible.

I am actually ready to go back to work! I miss the kids I work with!

K said...

GORGEOUS fruit salad - pineapple, yum! Love the dip and your variation too!

I'm ready for Monday but only because I'm still on break, good luck tomorrow :)

Laura said...

Mmmm...the bean dip looks so good!

I do not want to work tomorrow either! I think my office mate is out all week, so at least I'll have the place to myself if I'm grumpy.

Quinn said...

Yummy dip paired with football! I am so not ready for Monday, but the light at the end of the tunnel is Martin Luther King and Inaugural in two weeks! Have a great night!

Esi said...

That fruit salad looks so pretty. It would be great with some pinkberry underneath it. I am so not ready/looking forward to going back, but I still have one more day. Ugh.

Heather said...

ohhh. that all looks so good. and the colors on the fruit salad are so pretty!!!

B_Hlthy said...

that fruit and dip look fantastic!! I will have to make the dip soon.

I am leaving for my mom's tomorrow and I am not packed yet so- nope, not ready!

Madison Song said...

i'm ready for this monday because i'm taking one of my personal days tomorrow. SO excited xD

that fruit salad looks wonderful!

HangryPants said...

Yum I love bean dips!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Wow that dip does look cheesy...and so good! Am I ready for Monday...no, not really. First day back. I've gotten use to sleeping in which means 7 AM. That 5:30 AM alarm is going to hurt!

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! I want to try it now!

Amira said...

that fruit salad looks divine- i love pineapple! don't you just love leisurely days. that dip sounds great too. Hope your monday is better than expected

Apples and Butter said...

That fresh fruit looks delicious! And you certainly fooled me, that dip looks completely cheesy!

MizFit said...

Im kinda NOT ready
but it's here.

around here anyway as my Toddler was up at 4a.

*sigh*

where's that coffee??

lborg said...

Yeah, I just recently started making yogurt (partly because of the price of Greek yogurt, I understand!) My first batch didn't turn out, but after reading a little bit about what might have gone wrong I tried again and it really didn't end up being too hard, just a bit time consuming the first few times until you get the hang of it more. We go through it so fast though, so if I keep up with it, I tend to have to make it more than I'd like to! lol. (but it's really good and probably worth it;)

Aggie said...

Ok...that fruit and bean dip looks awesome! I'm totally making that!!

I am ready for Monday! Fresh start!

Sammie said...

That dip looks delicious - yummy & cheesy!!

lauren said...

It is already monday and I am still not ready. ;)

the dip looks great!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

LOL it's Monday and I'm definitely not ready at all. In fact I'm leaving work already to work from home. I hope YOU and your hub have a great week Erica!

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

new house?!?!?! congrats!!!

Jenn said...

Those pics are making me hungry!!!

Pearl said...

the fruit salad is so pretty and the dip looks good!

The Blonde Duck said...

I want my vacation back. I like the black and white dip!

pigpigscorner said...

The dip looks good! The whole place was covered in snow this morning, what a great way to start off the day =(

Soma said...

My first time here. U have a lovely place here & awesome recipes. I love that salad.... I like colorful salads.

runningwithfood.com said...

Your fruit looks so tasty!

I was excited to find a big package of fresh blueberries at TJ's yesterday for only $2.99!! A great reminder that the Spring is right around the corner ... full of fresh fruits!

Lori said...

The dip looks so tasty! I have got to fill up on Mexican type foods before next week when I head back to Brazil. Their weak attempt at Mexican is awful. :)

anudivya said...

That looks great and healthy! Love it.

Aggie said...

I'm going to make your dip tonight to bring to my friend's house to watch the Gator game!! Can't wait, it looks great!!!