Fresh cilantro, bright lime juice and smoky chipotle pepper in adobo give this healthy black bean dip delicious flavor.
Recently I was downtown shopping with my BFF visiting from Chicago when we stopped into a fun local foodie market full of delicious goodies. Olive oils, handcrafted soda pop, artisan cheeses, vinegars, and more. In other words, it was my version of heaven.
One item that caught my eye was a delicious looking black bean dip that was begging for my favorite blue corn tortilla chips. The price tag? $6.00 for a 12 oz jar! Hard to justify when I knew I could go home and make it for less than $2.00. So I went home and did just that.
If you're hosting any summer BBQ's, graduation celebrations or pool parties in the coming months this is the perfect dish to serve. Not only is it packed with flavor but it is also naturally gluten free, perfect for feeding crowds with unknown allergies.
Speaking of delicious, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are the star ingredient of this dip. You can find them in most grocery stores, international markets or online. Deep, woodsy, smoky and delicious - this will be the ingredient that has your friends begging for the recipe. If you prefer a more mild dip, remove the seeds from the peppers which is where most of the heat lives.
Wondering what to do with the rest of the chipotle peppers in the can? Mince them finely and place in a small resealable plastic bag then pop it in the freezer for a later time. I love adding chipotle peppers to chili, burgers, marinades and more.
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Smoky Black Bean Dip
- Place all ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender and puree until smooth.
- Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.