Caramelized Black Bean Butter

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Julesong

This recipe adapted from Cooking Light is wonderful for both sandwiches and snacks! It’s easy to make, and don’t let the slightly unusual ingredients throw you - this recipe is definitely a keeper. :) Try putting it on a ciabatta bread sandwich with grilled vegetables, or grab some veggie dippers and dig in!

Top Review by VegSocialWorker

Oh wow! This is delicious. The carmelized onions and cocoa give this a very unique taste. I love the balsamic with it as well. I left out the butter and oil, and my onions carmelized just fine in water. This will make for some great lunches this week. We'll eat it with pita bread and baked veggies. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Over medium-high heat, heat a large nonstick skillet and melt together butter and oil.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute, then lower temperature to medium and add onion. Sauté , stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until soft and golden.
  3. Place cooked onion mixture, beans, cocoa, salt, pepper, and paprika in food processor and whir until smooth.
  4. Transfer the bean butter into serving bowl and sprinkle with parsley.
  5. Enjoy!

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