Black Bean Chipotle Hummus

November 27, 2011 By: Megabeth Category: Snacks/Appetizers

Minimal chopping? Ingredients that I already had on hand? Throw everything in a blender and that’s it? A unique, spicy hummus? Sign me up. No lie. This took less than 5 minutes to make. And, to quote the writer of this recipe, it’s “Oh so good.” (Honestly, I didn’t think Mr. Food was still around. I remember watching him on the noontime news, in the days before the Food Channel and cable tv, when I was home sick from school…)

By the way, not sure what to do with the leftover adobo chilies that came in the can? Throw in a ziploc bag, flatten it out and place in the freezer. When frozen the chilies are easy to break apart to chop up to throw in your chili.

Black Bean Chipotle Hummus



  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained with 1/4 cup liquid reserved
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 chipotle pepper plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (from can)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (3 to 4 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro


  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor.

  • Process until mixture is smooth and creamy, and no lumps remain, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Makes 2 cups hummus dip.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 4


Saucy Lime Potatoes

June 25, 2009 By: Megabeth Category: Side Dishes

The tartness of the lime juice and the spiciness of the chilies makes this a unique way to serve potatoes. About a year ago, I purchased a chopper/dicer thing that makes chopping go so much faster.  By using that gizmo, I was able to prep this dish in no time flat. What made it even faster was the fact that I still had some leftover romesco sauce that I used instead of tomato sauce.

Saucy Lime Potatoes
Summer Cookery

Rohini Singh

  • 6 largish potatoes, boiled, peeled, and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, preferably unsalted
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoons black pepper, preferably freshly ground
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh coriander (I used cumin instead)
  • 1-2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt to taste

Gently melt the butter in a pan.

saucy lime potatoes

Add all the ingredients except the potatoes and lime juice. Stir and cook until the fat separates. This takes only a few minutes.

saucy lime potatoes

Add the potatoes and stir to coat each well. Fry for 5-7 minutes and longer if you like them crisper.

saucy lime potatoes

Add the lime juice and stir to coat evenly.

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