≡ Menu

Tortilla Chips with Black Beans, Corn and Spicy Cilantro Cream

Vegan Tortilla Chips with Black Beans, Corn and Spicy Cilantro Cream

Tortilla Chips with Black Beans, Corn and Spicy Cilantro Cream

I mentioned the other day that I had thrown a fabulous open house for our friends and neighbors- a way to say goodbye and brag a little about all the work we did on the house. The entire menu was made up of finger-foods (makes for easier entertaining!), and these Tortilla Chips with Black Beans, Corn and Spicy Cilantro Cream were one of my favorite dishes. The recipe is adapted from Rachael Ray, veganized and compassionized and healthified for your eating pleasure!

The Cilantro Cream is zesty and just a little spicy. The bean and corn mixture is sweet with a bit of lime that makes the whole bite taste just… fresh.  Light.  Not at all heavy or overwhelming. Plus you can prepare the bean & corn mix, and the cilantro cream a day ahead and just leave them in the fridge until it’s time to assemble. One tip though- you’ll want to make them just before your guests start to arrive so that the chips wont get soggy.

Vegan Tortilla Chips with Black Beans, Corn and Spicy Cilantro Cream


Tortilla Chips with Black Beans, Corn and Spicy Cilantro Cream  (makes 8 servings, 2 chips per person)

Adapted from a Rachael Ray recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup vegan sour cream
  • 1.5 Tablespoons dried cilantro (plus extra for sprinkling)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (or a little less if you’re heat-averse)
  • 1/3 cup sweet canned corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Zest and juice  of 1 large lime
  • Sea salt (about a pinch)
  • 16 round tortilla chips (the kind that lie almost flat)

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl combine the sour cream with the cilantro, cumin and chili powder. Taste and consider adding more chili powder 😉
  2. In a separate bowl combine the corn, beans, lime and salt. Let both bowls sit in the fridge for at least an hour (or overnight).
  3. To assemble, spread 1 teaspoon of the cream mix onto each chip, then top with about 2 teaspoons of the bean mix, and sprinkle with the extra cilantro and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Vegan Tortilla Chips with Black Beans, Corn and Spicy Cilantro Cream

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
{ 26 comments… add one }
  • Gabby @ the veggie nook October 11, 2012, 4:53 am

    These are so cute and I can just imagine the flavours being out of this world!!

    • Barb October 11, 2012, 5:29 am

      Aren’t they cute? I really like the idea of guests not having to do their own dipping, you know?

  • veggie4ayear October 11, 2012, 7:21 am

    Make me these and I will bring the cupcakes! They look so yummy 🙂

  • gail October 11, 2012, 7:46 am

    compassionized – love it! can’t wait to try these.

    • Barb October 15, 2012, 12:05 pm

      It’s a favorite word of mine 😉

  • An Unrefined Vegan October 11, 2012, 8:16 am

    I would totally be snarfing those up!

  • Somer October 11, 2012, 11:20 am

    Barb, those look delicious and adorable

    • Barb October 15, 2012, 12:06 pm

      Thanks! I think all food should be cute, ha ha

      • Somer October 15, 2012, 2:00 pm

        It makes it more fun to eat!

  • thecrueltyfreereview October 11, 2012, 2:37 pm

    Finger foods are the best. I really like the idea of no-dipping–you never know who’s double-dipping! Plus it ensures no leftover dip and one less dish to clean.

    • Barb October 15, 2012, 12:05 pm

      Must. Avoid. Double. Dipping!

  • Melissa October 11, 2012, 2:45 pm

    Yum, I could eat a ton of those! They sounds amazing.

    • Barb October 15, 2012, 12:07 pm

      I’ll admit, they go down pretty fast 😉

  • formerfishtacofanatic October 11, 2012, 3:00 pm

    These look so fun and easy!!

    • Barb October 15, 2012, 12:06 pm

      They were super easy!

  • Hannah (BitterSweet) October 11, 2012, 7:02 pm

    Simple, satisfying snacks like this are the best! You get the salty, crunchy, semi-indulgent tortilla chips, but plenty of wholesome veggies and beans to balance it all out. 😉

    • Barb October 15, 2012, 12:07 pm

      A good snack is all about balance, right?

  • Heather October 12, 2012, 3:34 pm

    So easy and adorable!

  • Alicia October 12, 2012, 3:54 pm

    Can this be made into dip layer the bottom dish with corn bean mixture then double cream topping then place on top of beans/corn and circle with corn chips on platter,but no double dipping of course 🙂

    • Barb October 13, 2012, 10:17 am

      I think that would be yummy, but the cream part isnt very thick, not sure how well it would layer…

  • Sophie33 October 14, 2012, 7:32 am

    I made this fab recipe & loved it so much: it was pretty to look at & ooh so good!

    • Barb October 15, 2012, 12:04 pm

      Yay!! I’m so glad to hear it!

  • narf77 October 20, 2012, 10:12 pm

    Eminently hooverable!

Leave a Comment

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.