Recipe: Chipotle and White Bean Spread with Garlic Infused Olive Oil

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Garlic Chipotle Spread FeatureWant 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!

 

INGREDIENTSGarlic Chipotle Spread Ingredients

  • 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

 

DIRECTIONS

Prepare ingredients for garlic chipotle spreadPrepare all ingredients.  Zest the lime, coarse chop the cilantro and chipotle chiles.

 

Ingredients in blender for garlic chipotle spreadPut all the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.  Adjust salt as desired.

 

Garlic Chipotle Spread DoneThis will store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container or freeze for up to 1 month.

 

MAKES 1 CUP

 

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