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Refried Bean Dip

Easy Refried Bean Dip

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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 1x


This refried bean dip is a healthy spin on the traditional cheese dip: it’s plant based using refried beans, spices, and a salsa fresca topping.



For the refried bean dip

For the salsa fresca topping

  • 1/2 ripe tomato (1/2 cup diced)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (optional)


  1. Make the Instant Pot refried beans or Homemade Refried Beans, making sure they are warm before serving. If using canned beans, warm them on the stovetop in a saucepan and stir until creamy, adding a little water or broth if they are too thick. (If you make the refried beans in advance, reheat them on the stovetop.)
  2. Stir in the green chilis, lime juice, ground cumin, smoked paprika, and hot sauce. Taste and add additional kosher salt if necessary. (If you’re using canned refried beans, you may want to add additional cumin or lime
  3. For the salsa fresca topping, dice the tomato. Finely chop the red onion. Chop the cilantro. In a small bowl, mix the tomato, red onion and cilantro with the lime juice, cumin, and kosher salt. If using, thinly slice the jalapeno pepper into rounds.
  4. To serve, place the dip into a shallow dish. Top with the salsa topping and thinly sliced jalapeno pepper. Serve with tortilla chips.


Note: Prep time includes only the prep time for the refried bean dip, not the Instant Pot refried beans.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican inspired