Mexican

Chipotle White Bean Spread

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 chipotle white bean spread is ready in five minutes and full of flavour. It's vegan/vegetarian-friendly and can be used as a tasty addition to burritos, sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas or as a dip with crackers or pita bread.

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.

I’m well-known as a lover of all things spicy and so obsessed with imparting smokiness into my food that I devised a cheap and easy way to barbecue in my kitchen.

A can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce delivers the perfect combination of intense, fiery heat with deep, flavourful smokiness.

Just the adobo sauce alone is so full of flavour that I’ve successfully used it to replace the liquid smoke when marinating tofu bacon and smoky mushrooms.

This chipotle white bean spread is ready in five minutes and full of flavour. It's vegan/vegetarian-friendly and can be used as a tasty addition to burritos, sandwiches, wraps, quesadillas or as a dip with crackers or pita bread.

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!

Chipotle White Bean Spread

Chipotle White Bean Spread

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 large jar (560 grams/20 oz) of white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 – 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and some of the adobo sauce, to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Combine everything except the olive oil in a food processor. If you’re not sure about the spiciness, start with just two chipotles, you can add more after. Start the food processor and slowly add the olive oil in a stream until everything is combined and you reach the consistency that you like. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 452 Total Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 23g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 989mg Carbohydrates: 38g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 14g

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Mel @ avirtualvegan.com
    June 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Wow such lovely flavours! I would quite happily eat a large amount of this with my pita bread or chopped veggies. Thank you so much for linking to them here. I am so glad you enjoyed them. Homemade always tastes better than store bought where bread is concerned! Have a great day :O)

    • Reply
      Melissa
      June 22, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      Thanks Mel, I’m so glad to have found your pita recipe, I’ve already made it two times in the past week and eaten it pretty much every day. I have a feeling it will become a staple in our kitchen!

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