Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chipotle Chick Pea Dip

Here's a super quick and easy dip that I love to whip up, especially when I have a jar of homemade Chipotle in Adobo in my frig. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples for me - chick peas, garlic, chipotles, lemon juice. While it is similar to hummus, the spiciness plus the cilantro take it continents away from hummus! Enjoy with crackers or cut up veggies, this is a great appetizer, snack, or meal.

Chipotle Chick Pea Dip

1 1/2 cups cooked chick peas
1 chipotle in adobo and 2 tablespoons of sauce (make your own!)
3 tablespoons tahini (or you can use other nut butters like almond or cashew butter)
juice from 1 large lemon (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
2 cloves garlic
10 sprigs fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil

Blend all in food processor, scrapping down to incorporate all. Taste for salt and serve with chips, crackers or cut up vegetables like carrots, celery and bell peppers.


Recipes currently inspiring me:

Roasted Mushroom and Green Bean Farro Salad at Closet Cooking
Penang Chicken at The Perfect Pantry
Homemade Nutella at The Garden of Eating

1 comment:

Pam said...

I like the addition of the chipotle in this!