Mangotomato's chipotle-spiked spread is a fun twist on the traditional white bean dip. Fresh basil shines here, but the star of the show is the chipotles in adobo sauce. Because these saturated peppers pack a lot of heat, start with one chipotle and add more to taste -- we found one added plenty of heat. Pretzels, crackers, or raw veggies are the perfect sidekicks to this creamy appetizer.
It all started with a can of Northwestern beans, a can of Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce and basil that had to be used, or would wilt. I came up with White Bean, Chipotle Pepper & Basil Dip. Use this dip with crackers and crudite or as a spread for sandwiches.
If you like the heat, use 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. If you don't, start with one.
Puree all ingredients in a food processor. Serve with crackers and/or crudite.