Black Bean and Roasted Squash Dip

Black Bean and Roasted Squash Dip

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30 minutes
50 minutes
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About 2 1/2 cups of dip

What You Need

  • 1/2 butternut squash, sliced lengthwise and seeds removed
  • 1 small head of garlic
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2-3 dried Guajillo chiles
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. ground paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • Dandy® Celery Sticks for serving
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Make It

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Drizzle the cut side of the squash with about 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper. Then place the squash cut-side-down on your parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

  3. Cut the top 1/4-inch off the head of garlic, exposing some of the cloves inside. Place the head of garlic cut side-up on a square of aluminum foil. Drizzle about 1/2 tablespoon olive oil over the exposed cloves. Then fold up the sides of the aluminum foil to completely wrap up the garlic. Add this to your baking sheet with the squash.

  4. Transfer the baking sheet to your pre-heated oven and roast for 40-50 minutes, or until the squash flesh is very soft. Remove and set aside to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, add the chiles to a heat-safe bowl and pour boiling water over them just until they’re covered. Set aside to let them rehydrate for about 30 minutes.

  6. Fit the bowl of your food processor with the blade attachment. Scoop out the flesh from the squash and measure it so you have roughly 1 1/2 cups. Add this to your food processor. Unwrap the head of garlic and squeeze out 6-8 of the cloves and add them to your food processor.

  7. Drain the chiles and chop them roughly. Add them to your food processor along with the black beans, lemon juice, maple syrup, paprika, and cumin. Pulse 4-5 times to roughly combine all the ingredients. Scrape down the sides of your bowl. Then with your food processor running, slowly stream in the remaining olive oil through the feed tube and continue processing until you have a smooth, creamy dip.
  8. Transfer the dip to a clean bowl and refrigerate it to chill.

Recipe by Floating Kitchen.