1 cup frozen onion-pepper mix OR 1/2 cup chopped onion plus 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup water
1 16-ounce can kidney beans, drained
juice of one lime
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves (optonal; may substitute parsley)
2 teaspoons mild chili powder
pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

Bring the onion-pepper mix and water to a boil in a small pot, reduce the heat and simmer until soft, about 5 minutes. Combine with the remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth or chunky, as desired. Serve with raw vegetable dippers of your choice.

Yield: About 2 cups