I could not wait to post this recipe. I made this dip while my mom, sister and her husband were in town this last weekend. Wow. It was amazing. It is hands down the best homemade bean dip I have ever had. The cheese adds creaminess, the salsa verde adds a fabulous kick, and the texture of the shoepeg corn, beans and tomatoes is fabulous. I really cannot wait to make this again – especially because it disappeared in about 3 minutes flat. This recipe comes from Melanie at The Sister’s Cafe. I’ve mentioned it before, but if you have not checked out Melanie’s blog with her sisters, you must! And then after you’ve bookmarked every single recipe, go and make this dip.

Black and White Bean Dip

Black and White Bean Dip


  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of white beans (I used Great Northern beans)
  • 1 can of shoepeg corn
  • 1 7oz can of Herdez salsa verde
  • 2 cups of shredded Colby Jack cheese (I used 1 cup monterey jack, 1 cup sharp cheddar)
  • 4-6 chopped roma tomatoes (squeeze liquid out of tomatoes before chopping)
  • garlic salt to taste (I used about 1/2 teaspoon)
  • Avocado-optional


  1. Rinse and drain both cans of beans. Also drain the can of shoepeg corn. Make sure to squeeze liquid out of tomatoes before chopping so the dip doesn't turn runny. Put everything (except for the avocado) in a bowl and mix together. Spray a shallow baking dish (I used a glass pie plate) with nonstick spray before spooning in the bean mixture. Sprinkle a little cheese on top and pop into the oven. Bake for 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and it is all warm and bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle with diced avocado and serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe Source: from Melanie C. at The Sister’s Cafe

20 Responses to Black and White Bean Dip

  1. Mel says:

    Hi Lorie, yes, this could be made in advance, preferably the morning of. But wait to bake it right before serving.

  2. Lorie says:

    Hi Melanie, Could this be made the night before or even the morning of?

    Happy Holidays!

  3. Susan Papierski says:

    Black n white bean dip

  4. Mel says:

    Lori – shoepeg corn is a smaller variety of corn. I’ve been able to find the Green Giant brand near the other canned corn.

  5. LoriWhat is shoepeg corn? says:

    What is shoepeg corn?

  6. Erin says:

    Made this last night. Not a even a smidge was left over. So very good!

  7. Terri says:

    Oh yum!!! Making this for a Christmas Eve open house….Can’t wait! It looks delish…

  8. Mel says:

    Christina – sorry it isn’t included – 350 degrees F.

  9. Christina says:

    What temperature is the oven supposed to be at?

  10. Thanks again for this great recipe! I loved all of the flavors from the beans and the green salsa really gave it an extra kick. This went over well! And I know what you mean about nutritional information… sometimes I don’t do it for what I call “event dishes” because, like you said, it can be painful! haha

  11. Melanie says:

    The Hassons – I love that line from your comment "I was not prepared for how tasty this was" – I do that all the time and love when I am absolutely bowled over by a delicious recipe. I'm glad this was such a hit!

  12. The Hassons says:

    I was not prepared for how tasty this would be. I only made it as a healthy snack for my family. My husband kept eating more and raving about how good it was! Thank you so much!

  13. Angela Baird says:

    Mel…fun times baking at your household! I need to get baking, it looks like! PS, I have 2 recipes that I need to share with you, one is for this yummy apple syrup that we use on pancakes (with chunks of apples in it…it serves very gourmet), and this salad dressing that is basically just like Cafe Rio…it is so yum! (I don’t have them typed, so I’ll have to do it over the phone)…Happy baking…

  14. Melanie Anne says:

    Melanie–I am so glad that you liked it!! I obviously love this recipe too! Your pictures are awesome–I like the cilantro garnish–very nice!

  15. Mandy says:

    Oh yum, we are making this tomorrow! Thanks for posting!

  16. Katie says:

    Oh yum! This looks fabulous!! So yummy and so colorful!

  17. Deborah says:

    I have been on a dip kick lately, so I will try this. I seriously have probably 7-10 dips that I need to blog about…

  18. Kristin says:

    This was great Mel. I could have eaten the whole thing by myself.

  19. grace says:

    things i love:black beansgreat northern beanscornsalsajack cheesetomatoesavocadosthis may be the most delightful concoction i’ve ever come across and i would probably eat it by the spoonful. thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  20. Sarah says:

    Holy moly that looks good! Most of my family are vegetarians and this would be a great recipe to make for them. Can’t wait to try it!

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