Today I am bringing you not one, not two, but THREE healthy snack recipes that are not only delicious, but also super fast and easy!
First up, we have a Chipotle Black Bean Hummus, which has gotten rave reviews every time I’ve made it. I’ve included it in a few weeks of my meal prep service and everyone loves it! The ingredients are similar to your classic hummus recipe except you replace half of the chickpeas with black beans and add chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.
Speaking of, let’s talk about these chipotle peppers in adobo. For a long time I thought that chipotle peppers were their own type of pepper, but actually, they aren’t! Chipotle peppers are just jalapeños that have been smoked and dried, and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, are chipotle peppers that have been rehydrated and canned in a puree of tomatoes, vinegar, garlic and other spices. The result is an intensely flavorful, very spicy can of deliciousness.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I use these chipotle peppers in adobo all the time. I love to use them to flavor sauces (i.e. my chipotle aioli), as well as in soups and stews. They are incredibly versatile and bring an amazing smoky, spicy flavor to whatever you add them to.
Since the flavor is so intense, it’s unlikely you would use an entire can in one recipe, so normally I just store them in a jar in the fridge and they last for weeks (if not months). However, I came across this idea on Serious Eats which I thought was fantastic. You can dump the can in your food processor and puree it, then pour it in an ice cube tray and freeze it. Then, store the cubes in a bag in the freezer and you have chipotle peppers in adobo, portioned out and on hand all the time. I’m definitely going to start doing this!
I developed these recipes for a class that I gave at Savory Spice last weekend, which was really fun (check out the picture below!), so I used Savory Spice’s chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, which are amazing. I highly recommend heading to your local Savory Spice to pick up a can (and a bunch of awesome spices), but you can also get them at your local grocery store in the Mexican food section.
Okay, enough talk, more recipe!
Creamy, smoky, tangy and just the right amount of spice, this amazing dip will not disappoint! Everyone who's tried it, LOVES it!
- 1 1/2 cups chickpeas
- 1 1/2 cups black beans
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 scant tsp salt
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1-3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce*
- 1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until completely smooth. Enjoy with carrots, pita bread, chips, or on your favorite sandwiches or wraps!
* Add 1 chipotle pepper in adobo for a mild spiciness level, 2 for medium, and 3 for spicy!