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Spicy Kidney Bean Dip with Dark Chocolate

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This is a creamy, spicy bean dip made with red kidney beans, tomato and dark chocolate. It's a snap to put together and packs loads of flavours. Enjoy it with chips, homemade crackers or crudités as an appetizer or a snack between meals.

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 (150 g) Tomato, chopped
  • 1 Red chilli pepper, sliced
  • 1 tin (400 g) Red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 100 ml Red wine
  • 80 ml Vegetable broth or water
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 50 g 75% Dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chives, chopped, to garnish
  • 1 tbsp Cacao nibs, to garnish
  • Chillie pepper flakes, to garnish
  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan. Add in chopped onion and minced garlic. Cook, stirring, until aromatic, for 2 minutes.
  2. Add in chopped tomato, chopped chilli pepper, and red kidney beans. Stir briefly. Pour in red wine and broth or water. Season with cumin, salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Puree the mixture with an immersion blender until smooth. If you prefer a chunky dip, then use a potato masher to mash everything together. Stir in chopped chocolate. Set aside to cool.
  4. Stir lime juice and tabasco into the mixture. Transfer to a serving plate. Granish with cacao nibs, chives and chilli flakes.

© 2021 |

© 2021 |


Brian 17/8/21 01:09

Those are two things I wouldn't have thought about going together but I'd sure give it a go!

J.P. Alexander 17/8/21 02:02

Uy es una receta diferente, la tendré en cuenta. Te mando un beso

Ann Low 17/8/21 03:01

Looks so yummy! Definitely great to share for gathering :)

Josiah - DIY Thrill 17/8/21 05:10

This Kidney Bean Dip looks incredibly delicious!

savorthebest 17/8/21 06:21

Reminds me a bit of mole sauce, sounds great.

Graciela Bacino 17/8/21 07:35

Angie, verdadero refinamiento culinario!

Margaret D 17/8/21 08:37

Now that looks exciting.

Paolina 17/8/21 09:24

Questa salsa sarà buonissima! Per me è una novità che voglio condividere cknbi miei cari! Grazie e buona giornata!

DEZMOND 17/8/21 10:00

That is defo something I would never eat, and I do think it is a crime against food mixing chocolate with tomatoes LOL and you should say a hundred Hail Marys to repent LOL but I do like the way you arranged it on that black plate.

Nancy Chan 17/8/21 10:07

Interesting combination of kidney beans and dark chocolate. Looks delicious.

Tania @Mykitchenstories 17/8/21 10:58

Oh yum, very Mexican inspired. Love the cocoa nibs on top!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 17/8/21 12:38

what a unique recipe, bet is super delicious !

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 17/8/21 12:40

This is definitely one of the most unique and intriguing flavour combinations I've ever seen. Also, very nice velvety texture which reminds me pâté.

Jeff the Chef 17/8/21 15:01

Now there's a combination I wouldn't have thought of! I do love a good mole, so I have a feeling this might be pretty incredible. It looks amazing.

Kitchen Riffs 17/8/21 16:33

This looks terrific! Really interesting -- and unusual!! -- combo of ingredients. Fun, fun recipe -- thanks.

Pam 17/8/21 18:12

I bet the dark chocolate makes the flavors pop.

Julie 17/8/21 18:24

This is so interesting post of kidney beans with dark chocolate. I have never tasted something so unique..looks delectable, Angie :)

David 17/8/21 19:01

Angie, As usual, your recipe is inventive and shows lots of imagination. While I think that with all the spices, I'd really like it, my wife has an issue with beans of any type. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Abbe@This is How I Cook 17/8/21 20:53

This sounds rich and delish! Love the chocolate in this! Pinning!

Bernadette 17/8/21 21:45

Not in a million years would I have put those ingredients together. You are a truly talented chef.

Kinga K. 17/8/21 22:30

I love dark chocolate❤

[Reply] 17/8/21 23:14

Wow, chocolate! Sounds pretty amazing and I love the way you styled it!

Raymund 18/8/21 01:33

This is certainly interesting for me, a truly unique dip. So keen to try them

Happy Retiree's Kitchen 18/8/21 08:36

I immediately thought Mexican when I saw this recipe. It looks so interesting and delicious, and healthy as well. I'll give this one a go. Thanks for sharing a great recipe Angie.

yonosoymillenium 18/8/21 10:03

que interesante, no puedo imaginarme tanta mezcla de sabores, lo quiero.

Javier 18/8/21 12:47

Kidney beans and dark chocolate? Sounds delicious! Definitely it's a great combination

2pots2cook 18/8/21 14:12

Oh boy ! You are a great chef Angie !

Federica Simoni 18/8/21 16:46

complimenti deve essere buonissima!!!

tigerfish 19/8/21 00:23

The dark chocolate adding so much more depth in the bean dip.

Balvinder 19/8/21 03:46

Kidney beans and dark chocolate? I seriously have to try this.

bread&salt 19/8/21 12:02

Very different Dear Angie! Really wonder that how chocolate makes its taste. Great presentation.

Yvonne @ Fiction Books Reviews 19/8/21 12:50

Kidney beans and chocolate together - No Way!

I might have to try this dip for myself, with some nice plain, fresh crusty bread :)

mjskit 20/8/21 01:14

This is kind of like a mole negro bean dip with the chile and chocolate. This looks SO good. Great dip Angie!

Valentina 20/8/21 22:24

I admit it was the chocolate that drew me to this recipe. ;-) All of the other ingredients are such a delicious combination, that I bet it puts it over the top. And of course, you've made it look so pretty. :-) ~Valentina

claire 21/8/21 23:07

I like a lot dark chocolate with chilli so perhaps I would like this dip too! Sounds like Mexico :-)

gluten Free A_Z Blog 24/8/21 03:17

This looks beautiful and I have to say is the most. unusual way ever to use chocolate. It sounds amazing though..

Sherry's Pickings 25/8/21 09:48

this sounds amazing angie. dark choc adds such a great flavour.

babYpose 26/8/21 04:50

Kind of rare, but sounds delicious, good dip with chips


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