• Ingredients: 16

Southwestern black bean dip with accompaniment: baked tortilla chips or crudités.


  • Accompaniment: baked tortilla chips or crudités

For tomatoes:

For fresh tomato sauce:

For pasta:

  • 12 oz. fusilli or other corkscrew pasta
  • 1 1/3 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Red salsa

  • *A green tomato-like vegetable with a paper-thin husk. Available at Latin American markets and some supermarkets.

To assemble dish

  • Special equipment: a 2- to 2 1/2-quart shallow flameproof casserole dish
  • Garnish: toasted pine nuts


  1. Step 1 In a large non-stick skillet cook garlic, green bell pepper, and onion in vegetable oil over moderately low heat, stirring, until onion is translucent.

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  2. Step 2 In a food processor blend beans, lime juice, coriander sprigs, spices, and water until smooth, adding up to 2 tablespoons more water if necessary to reach desired consistency.

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