Want a versatile spread with a smoky kick? Try this sauce inspired by Aaron Sanchez from the Food Network; but instead of taking over an hour to infuse garlic cloves in oil, we reached for our garlic-infused EVOO and created this throw-it-all-in-a-blender recipe that was done in 8 minutes. We also added cannellini beans for body and when combined with the chipotles and lime zest this sauce has tremendous depth of flavor. Not only is this a great spread on crackers or crostini, you can use it as a flavor-boosting marinade for chicken, fish or pork. Try it as a spicy spread on burgers or grilled chicken sandwiches. Finally, use it as a base for a salad dressing whisking 1 tablespoon of the sauce with ¼ cup of EVOO and 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice. Aaron calls his sauce “Garlic-Chipotle Love” and says it’s one of his favorite sauces on the planet. We can’t argue with that!
- 3/4 cup Olive This! Garlic EVOO
- 3 tablespoons chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 3/4 cup canned cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- Grated zest of 1 lime
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
MAKES 1 CUP
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