Roasted Red Pepper Dip

12 Aug

I’m having a few friends over tonight to enjoy the beach air and a movie so this is the first of a handful of quick & easy party recipes I have stored up my sleeve for you lovely people.

On any night, my favorite bar food is roasted red pepper dip.  It’s even better as an appetizer at home because when you’re stressing about party planning, this dip takes literally minutes, minimal dishes to clean up later, and then voila!  One less thing on your mind to worry about.

This recipe in particular has just a hint of dairy in it to give it richness and a smooth texture without overdoing it, yet the roasted pepper flavor is still the star.  As you know by now, I am a garlic lover, so you may want to reduce the recipe to just one clove if you’re not so inclined to super garlicky recipes.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Adapted from Smitten Kitchen

  • one 15 oz can of white cannelini beans, drained
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • juice from 1/2 of a lemon
  1. Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  2. Blend.
  3. Serve with pita chips or sliced veggies.

Even simpler than whipping this up the day of the party is whipping it up the night before! I promise you can throw this together during a commercial break on tv and go to sleep knowing it’s one less thing you have to accomplish the next day.

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2 Responses to “Roasted Red Pepper Dip”

  1. thetoastedsprinkle August 12, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    heh. this looks like a classed up version of your queso dip :] well played.

  2. thetoastedsprinkle August 12, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    p.s. love the directions. put in blender. blend. consume. i’m not sure why but it really made me giggle.

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