Perfect Pinto Bean Dip

BY : PUBLISHED : May 25th, 2020 UPDATED: November 21st, 2021

This is not just another dip recipe, it’s so simple and protein-packed, as well as the tastiest dip you’ll find! Using only a can of pinto beans, some salsa, fresh jalapeño, nutritional yeast, and cumin, you can whip up a super delicious pinto bean dip in no time. Get ready to take your snacking to a whole new level!

A Chips Best Friend

This pinto bean recipe goes perfectly with some delicious corn tortilla chips. If you’re feeling crafty, you could make some at home by cutting corn tortillas or pita chips into triangle shapes and then baking them at 425 degrees F for 5 to 10 minutes. You can brush them with some olive oil so they become slightly golden and then sprinkle them with sea salt.

Now you know, do not rush into throwing away those sad-looking “about to expire” pita bread or corn tortillas!

A tortilla chip stuck in a brown bowl of the perfect pinto bean dip.

Salsa on Everything!

The secret ingredient in this simple pinto bean recipe is the salsa. Even though salsa is a dip in itself, it elevates this dip to even more amazing. It might sound strange but, trust us, it works! The freshness of the salsa and (especially) the sweetness of the tomato give the bean mix such a great taste.

Just like you usually add salsa to your Mexican-inspired bowls, you can also easily add this pinto bean dip and add tons of flavor plus a great protein punch to the mix along the way. This dip can be eaten with anything and everything and, like many dips, this one can also be used as a spread. Did anyone say pinto bean, tomato, red onion, and lettuce sandwich? Sounds pretty amazing!

Should We Give Hummus a (Small) Break?

Hummus seems to be a global obsession but that shouldn’t mean that we neglect to give other amazing dips a try, right? Let’s give hummus a little break and explore the world of bean dips a bit. We think you’ll be blown away by how good they are. Let us know what you think about this one!

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Perfect Pinto Bean Dip

Toni Okamoto
Growing a bit tired of the same hummus recipe? we have the perfect pinto bean dip for you! Once you tried this recipe you might fall in love with it!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dips and Sauces
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 3 servings
Calories 158 kcal
METHOD Food Processor
DIET Vegan


  • 15 ounces of pinto beans, drained
  • 1/3 cup of salsa
  • 1/2-1 of a fresh jalapeno (depending on spice preference)
  • 3 Tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin


  • In a food processor, combine the beans, salsa, jalapeno, nutritional yeast, and cumin and wiz until completely creamy.



Calories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 11gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 586mgPotassium: 653mgFiber: 9gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 181IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 4mg
Keyword bean dip, pinto beans, vegan bean dip
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About Toni Okamoto

"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
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