As the sunshine shows up again this spring, so are backyard barbecues . A great hostess is always looking for yummy appetizers and sides for her guests as they wait for the entree to come off the grill. This black bean dip is the perfect third in a trio with garden salsa and guacamole. All the ingredients are economical and make it a great choice for a gathering in your own home or to carry with you to a potluck. Ingredients
3c. cooked black beans
2 canned chipotle peppers (in adobo sauce)
11/2 c. chopped onion
1T. balsamic vinegar
1/3 c. chopped cilantro
Blend beans (with liquid), chipotle peppers and balsamic vinegar in the blender and blend until smooth. Add chopped onion and cilantro.
The smokey flavor of chipotle makes this dish fabulous with chips or raw vegetables. If you like, use it as a sandwich spread or on your favorite wrap.
If you're concerned about calories, fat grams or carbs, it's also a healthy alternative to a sour cream or mayo based dip.