Beans can benefit someone with diabetes due to their low glycemic index and high fiber content. This combination makes beans a good choice for individuals with diabetes as part of a balanced diet.

Low-glycemic index (GI) means they cause a slower rise in blood sugar levels, helping to manage blood glucose levels.

High fiber content slows down the absorption of sugars and improves insulin sensitivity.

This bean dip recipe also uses heart-healthy avocado and refreshing lime.

Although the recipe calls for black beans, you can use other beans in their place. Also, the beans can either be made from dry, or canned. Some other beans to try: cannellini, chickpeas, pinto, or butter beans. Try changing up the spice mixture too! This dip is totally customizable.

Serve this bean dip with sliced vegetables like bell peppers, cucumber, or carrot sticks for a healthy and delicious snack!


  • 1 can (15 oz) of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine the black beans, avocado, lime juice, minced garlic, ground cumin, and chili powder in a food processor.
  2. Pulse until the mixture reaches your desired consistency. You can leave it slightly chunky or make it smooth, according to your preference.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Transfer the bean dip to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh herbs, if desired.


Find help from a healthcare professional or registered dietitian for personalized advice on managing diabetes through diet.