I was looking for a healthy appetizer for a weeknight snack at home, before going out to meet friends for more appetizers.
This was the perfect recipe, quick and very easy to make, and light and healthy. It had a lovely rich tomato flavor, with a little spice - delicious!
CHIPOTLE BLACK BEAN DIP
1/3 cup salsa
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon minced canned chipotle chile in adobe sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 garlic clove, chopped
Combine all ingredients in a food processor, process until smooth, scraping sides of bowl once.
Serve with pita chips.
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light, August 2003