This chipotle white bean spread takes just five minutes to prepare but is so full of flavour that you’ll want to put it in everything. It’s a great thing to have on hand to dip pita bread or crackers in, spread on sandwiches, wraps or burgers, or dollop on veggies straight off the grill.
This dip has been a staple in our household for years now and it was THE recipe that introduced me to the magical chipotle pepper for the first time.
A can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce delivers the perfect combination of intense, fiery heat with deep, flavourful smokiness.
So clearly something as boring as white beans can be made into something wonderful with the addition of chipotle peppers.
Chipotles are used primarily in Mexican cooking (they’re jalapeno peppers which have been ripened until red and then smoked) and combine well with other strong Mexican flavours like lime and cumin.
That means that this chipotle white bean spread is a great addition to nachos, soft tacos and burritos.
I especially love it for making vegan quesadillas as it sticks the two tortillas together and holds the filling in place without any need for cheese.
But more often than not we take this as a dip. Fresh, cool veggies are great to counterbalance the heat of the chipotles as is pita bread.
Btw, did you know how easy it is to make pita bread at home? I recently tried A Virtual Vegan’s recipe for quick and easy pita bread and it definitely lived up to its name – ready in less than an hour and more soft and fluffy than store bought!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 452Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 989mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 10gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g