August 12, 2011

Chipotle Black Bean Dip


Hello everyone! I've been working hard on some new recipes! I can't wait to share them with you. Some of them are old family recipes that I've never even tried before. That has to be one of my favorite things about this blog. It's forced me to try new things. Before I was blogging, I was stuck in a rut of the same dishes every week (all of which I've already put up here). I know life gets overwhelming and other things become more important than finding something new and creative for dinner. Believe me, I've been there. Hopefully I can inspire you to try something new though. Maybe take one night a week and cook a meal for yourself or your family that you've never tried before. You just may be pleasantly surprised!

Which leads me to Chipotle Black Bean Dip! Hidden inside what seems to be this normal black bean dip is a punch to the taste buds from canned Chipotle Peppers and Adobo Sauce! I'm not someone who likes overly spicy foods - so I shied away from using too much of the peppers and sauce. If you love your food spicy, by all means add more! Make sure to taste test first though. Chipotle Peppers and Adobo sauce can be pretty spicy.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper (1 pepper, not 1 can!)
  • 1 tbsp adobo sauce (from the can)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Place all the ingredients except the oil in your blender or food processor. Once the ingredients are well combined, stream in the olive oil until the dip reaches a consistency to your liking. Refrigerate and serve cold. Not only is this great with tortilla chips or carrots and celery - it's great as a sandwich spread topped with your favorite veggies!

3 comments:

  1. Mmmm this looks perfect! I love bean dip so much.

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  2. this looks great! i have been using the black lentils, or urad dal for dip & it's awesome. will try the urad with this recipe!

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