White Bean Dip with Chipotle In Adobo Sauce with homemade tortilla chips (or store bought) is a simple tasty dip and quickly brought together. Made with cannellini beans, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, smoky spices, scallions and cilantro.
White Bean Dip with Chipotle In Adobo Sauce
Okay folks, so lets talk about cannellini beans! Cannellini beans, are large white beans and are also called the “white kidney bean.” They are very popular in many types of Italian cuisine especially in Tuscany. As a matter of fact, Tuscans are known as “bean eaters” or “mangiafagioli” in Italian.
This bean is mild in flavor but combined with the chipotle peppers and smoky spices in this dip becomes a grandiose combination of distinctive, peppery spiciness.Hmmm, I’m thinking I will make this dip tonight, sit outside on my patio with a good book and a glass of a full body Shiraz. Hmm, tempting!
Okay let’s get to it…
Start with making the homemade tortilla chips.
Cut corn tortillas into quarters and fry until golden brown. You can also bake them. I have done both for this presentation.
Then with draining and rinsing the cannellini beans
Put all ingredients into chopper except the scallions and cilantro.
And you will end up with a tasty White Bean Dip with Chipotle In Adobo Sauce
- 15 oz can cannellini beans
- 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce add more if you like but start with one and see what you like
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon cumin be cafeful not to add to much
- 2 garlic cloves peeled
- 1-2 lemon
- salt and black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup olive oil add more if you feel you want your dip smoother
- scallion or cilantro chopped for garnish
- 1 package 6 in corn tortillas cut into quarters, to look like tortilla chips, fry as many or as little as you like or buy store bought chips
- vegetable oil for frying
Cut a stack of corn tortillas in quarters.
If frying in a frying pan, add about 1/2 inch to an inch of oil. Fry chips until golden brown on each side, do not overcrowd pan. Drain on a paper towel.
Alternative: Can bake tortilla chips at 375 degrees (190 degrees Celsius) for a few minutes. I have used both frying and baking techniques here for presentation.
Drain and rinse beans. Put all ingredients except scallions (or cilantro) in a food processor or small chopper until well blended and smooth.
Taste and adjust to taste with more chipotle peppers, salt and pepper.
- Can heat in microwave for a minute or two or serve at room temperature. I prefer it warm.
- Put in bowl and garnish with scallion or cilantro. Or both! Can also drizzle a little more olive oil on top. Serve with homemade tortilla chips.
Serve warm. Allow to come back to room temperature if you store in refrigerator before serving. May also drizzle a little olive oil on top.