Black Bean and Radish Green Dip


Wondering what to do with your radish and salad turnip greens? This is a quick and easy recipe that will help you use your greens. You can definitely use other types of greens here but I love the extra spiciness that radish greens provide.

One note of caution – this dip is not pretty! It’s kind of a grey and army green color once it’s pureed, which doesn’t bother me, but I wouldn’t necessarily serve this at a dinner party šŸ™‚ You could substitute the black beans for white beans and change up the spicing and it would probably be a bit more appetizing to the eye.

You can use this like you would hummus – use it as a dip for raw veggies or bread or as a smear on sandwiches or a veggie wrap. Play around and have fun!

Black Bean and Radish Green Dip
makes about 1-1/2 cups

Recipe notes: feel free to substituteĀ other greens, such as kale, collards, or Swiss chard, for the radish / salad turnip greens.


  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 packed cup cooked radish / salad turnip greens (from about 8 large radishes / salad turnips)
  • 1/2 loosely packed cup cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Place all ingredients in a large capacity food processor and process until a smooth paste forms, about 1 minutes, stopping to scrap down the sides as necessary. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

3 thoughts on “Black Bean and Radish Green Dip

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  2. Kristie

    I just made this last night and it was delicious! The dip was gone within 15 minutes!! Next time, I might sub lime juice for the lemon and try using different greens (I’m eyeing the beet greens I have on hand now…) Thanks for the recipe!!

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