One 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained
4 jalapeno pepper slices (bottled nacho slices)
1 tablespoon juice from bottled jalapeno pepper slices
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine the drained pinto beans with the other ingredients in a food processor. Puree the ingredients on high speed until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
1 small clove garlic
1 1/2 limes, juiced (about 3 tablespoons)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/3 cups fresh corn kernels (from about 2 ears)
1 orange or yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 small Hass avocado, halved, seeded and diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, leaves and stems
Make the dressing: Smash the garlic clove, sprinkle with a pinch of the salt, and, with the flat side of a large knife, mash and smear the mixture to a coarse paste. Whisk the garlic paste, lime juice, remaining salt and chili powder together in a bowl. Gradually whisk in the olive oil, starting with a few drops and then adding the rest in a steady stream.
For the salad: Toss together the beans, corn, bell pepper, and onions. Add the dressing and toss to coat evenly. Gently fold in the tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve.
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
salt to taste
1/2 lime, juiced
Heat canola oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
Cook garlic cloves in hot oil, turning once, until brown on both sides, 4 to 5 minutes.
Smash garlic cloves in skillet with a fork.
Stir pinto beans, cumin, chili powder, and salt into mashed garlic and cook until beans are thoroughly heated, about 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Smash bean mixture with a potato masher to desired texture. Squeeze lime juice over smashed beans and stir until combined.