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Spreads and Sauces

Tempting Smoky Flavor 

This spread is similar to a chickpea hummus but includes chipotle pepper, cumin, and the tempting smokiness of paprika (buy a new bottle just for this dish). This classic Central American preparation (it’s even an ingredient in ice cream!) can be used to fill fajitas, layer into tacos, or add to healthy natural nacho chip platters. A tablespoon or two in broth also creates a speedy black bean soup.  

Prep Instructions

  • Yield 14 (2 tablespoon) servings
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons yellow onions, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle seasoning

Cooking Instructions

  1. Prepare each ingredient as noted above.  
  2. Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until soft. If necessary, blend the mixture in batches to complete final product. 

Nutritional Data

Calories: 63.96
Fat: 0.36 g
Saturated Fat: 0.01 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 272.63 mg
Carbohydrates: 12.88 g
Fiber: 4.27 g
Sugars: 0.81 g
Protein: 4.26 g
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