Individual Vegan Bean Dip Cups are great for social distancing, and also if you do not like to share with others! They are perfect for football games, parties, pot lucks or holidays! Unlike traditional dip, there is no double dipping here and people will rave about them for years to come! Added bonus, they take under 25 minutes to make!
Individual Vegan Bean Dip Cups Inspiration
We love dip in this house, but going to a party, not so much. The fear that people will double dip is real. Plus, I totally do not like sharing my dip with others! More for me.
I always saw the use of individual plastic cups for dip, but I did not like the waste of the plastic. There is enough liter in the world. I started to think of others ways I could make individual cups for the dip. Phyllo dough did cross my mind, as I have made desserts with it before, but I did not think that would pair well with this savory dip.
I continued to think, then it hit me -- taco salads are made from large taco shells, I need to do something like that! I did not like the idea of frying a tortilla shell, so I wanted to bake it. I also did not love the idea of such a big shell, so I used smaller ones. Finally the Individual Vegan Bean Dip Cups were done!
Making the Shells
These are so easy to use! I used the 4 inch taco shells from Mr. Tortilla (check out my IG post for a giveaway with their taco shells). Then, I simply put them in a muffin tin and baked them! It was so easy to do. Just be careful that there are any pleats in the middle so you can fill your cup completely.
Making the Bean Dip for Individual Vegan Bean Dip Cups
This is so easy to do. The only difficult part is the chopping of the vegetables! There is a tiny bit of cooking that needs to be done, specifically to make the "vinegar sauce," but it is rather minimum.
This recipe does call for sugar, which I know is odd for a dip recipe, but it does work out well and it is not a lot! You may also sub this for a sugar alternative, like stevia. I have a sensitivity to some sugar alternatives, so I did not.
I do not recommend subbing out many of the other ingredients, as they are pretty essential to this dip. It is bean heavy, which is great because it adds some protein into your life and keeps you full! If you do not have fresh corn, you can easily a can of corn. I know that it can be a pain to find fresh cilantro, but do try to, as dried cilantro does not work well at all!
Assembling the Individual Vegan Bean Dip
This is super simple - just scoop the dip into the tortilla cup once it has cooled!
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Individual Vegan Bean Dip Cups
- 10 4- inch tortilla chips
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup sugar in the raw
- ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
- 1 lime juice
- 1 15 oz black eyed peas drained and rinsed
- 1 15 oz pinto beans drained and rinsed
- ½ cup corn
- 1 large tomato chopped
- 1 red onion chopped
- ½ cup red pepper diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper diced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- ⅓ cilantro chopped
- ½ avocado cut into small pieces (optional)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grease a standard size muffin tin.
- Gently fold the tortilla shells into the muffin tins, being careful not to allow any folds to be in the middle. Pleat the tortilla towards the edge of the muffin tin if there is any overlap. See picture above for reference.
- Place in oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, until they hold their shape and are golden brown.
- Place oil, vinegar and sugar in a sauce pan and gently heat. Stir often and once sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and allow it to cool (you may place it in the fridge).
- While the sauce is cooling, chop your veggies and herbs then add them all into a large bowl with the lime juice. Pour on cooled sauce and toss well!
- Option to allow the dip to sit overnight in the fridge for best results, as it will marinate more in the sauce. If you do choose to let the dip sit overnight, do not make the tortilla shells until the following day so they are fresh. This dip still tastes amazing if it does not sit, so if you are short on time, do not worry!
- Gently scoop the dip into the tortilla cups using a slotted spoon to remove any extra liquid. Extra liquid will cause the tortilla to get soggy. Enjoy!