Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chipotle Black Bean Hummus

The idea for this recipe popped into my head while I was driving home from the Jazzercise class my sister was teaching. I had recently had white bean hummus at a restaurant and I thought "Why not black beans?"

I'm not really sure if I should call this hummus or bean dip...

You will need: 1 can of black beans, 2 large cloves of garlic, 1/2 a medium onion, 1/3 cup of cilantro, 2 Tbsp of olive oil, 1 (or 2, depending on how spicy you like it) chipotle pepper(s), and 1 tsp of adobo sauce.

Get out your mini food processor (or regular sized one). Cut the 1/2 onion into 1 inch cubes to help out the processor.

Toss the onion into the food processor.

Smash the 2 garlic cloves and peel them.

Throw them in the food processor with the onion.

Grab a chipotle pepper from the can...

And toss that into the food processor. If I hadn't been making this for myself, I would have put in 2 peppers.

Put a teaspoon of the adobo sauce the peppers are in into the food processor.

Chop the stems off half a bunch of cilantro...

Toss it into the food processor.

Pulse everything in the food processor.

Scrape down the sides with a spatula.

Drain and rinse the can of black beans and pour them into the food processor.

Give it all a whirl.

It will be super thick.

Drizzle in olive oil while you keep the food processor running. Keep drizzling until you get the desired consistency, about two tablespoons.

Pour the hummus into a nice bowl and you're ready to eat!

Enjoy with tortilla chips, pita chips, carrots, and other vegetables!

Hand model credit goes to my beautiful sister, Tauna.

Chipotle Black Bean Hummus
Serves: 4

  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 a medium onion, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup of cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 (or 2) chipotle pepper(s)
  • 1 tsp of adobo sauce
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small food processor or blender. Add more olive oil if the mixture is too thick.
  2. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I tried this and it is delicious. It has more flavor than most of the hummus I have tried. Nice recipe for a change. It may even get some of those picky younger ones to try it because of the interesting color. (By that, I mean children, especially boys, they will love the "yucky" color!)