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Black Bean Cat Crudités

Recipe Courtesy Family Fun Magazine

Black Bean Cat Crudites
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Looking for a Halloween night snack that's both healthy and festive? This skeletal array fits the bill, no bones about it -- just assorted fresh vegetables and a bowl of dip arranged in the shape of a spooky cat.


  • For the Crudités:
  • Assorted vegetables of your choice, such as:
  • -Celery
  • -Cherry tomatoes
  • -Broccoli
  • -Carrots
  • -Green beans
  • -Mushrooms
  • -Zucchini
  • For the Black Bean Dip:
  • 1 15.5-ounce can black beans
  • 1/3 cup medium-hot salsa, 1 tablespoon for garnish
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, plus extra for garnish (optional)
  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • l small garlic clove, minced
  • Cooking Directions

    For the Crudités:

    Arrange vegetables in the shape of a cat, as shown. Serve with Black Bean Dip.

    For the Black Bean Dip:

    Drain and rinse the black beans, setting aside 1 tablespoon for garnish.

    Combine the black beans, salsa, cilantro leaves, lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor. Blend until smooth.

    Garnish with the black beans and, if you like, cilantro leaves or salsa.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: assorted vegetables, black beans, salsa, cilantro, lemon juice, garlic

    Course: Snack, Dip, Vegetable, Party Platter

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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