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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

This dip so good it's hard not to inhale it all in one sitting. We like it with crackers and crudites. It would make an excellent spread for a sandwich, too. I like to make it with pine nuts when I have them, but it's not necessary. I love using Enjoy Life Crunchy Flax in this dip, but you can use breadcrumbs instead - start with 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs and add more as needed. Rice Chex also do fine. The original recipe can be found here.

one 12oz jar roasted red peppers, drained
2 cloves garlic
1 cup Enjoy Life Crunchy Flax Cereal or Rice Chex or other crispy rice cereal
1/4 cup pine nuts or walnuts
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt, plus more to taste
dash cayenne pepper

Process the garlic, nuts and cereal in food processor until the cereal is reduced to crumbs. Add the drained peppers, olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper. Process until thick and mostly smooth. Adjust the olive oil, lemon juice and salt to taste.


goodfountain said...

Ever since I saw this recipe, it has not left my mind. Finally got it together and made it today - OUTSTANDING!

We're have to force ourselves to stop eating straight out of the cuisinart so we can save some for our company later.

Yummo! I did not make it with pine nuts, but I will next time. Just to see what it's like.

Erin said...

I'm so glad you liked it! :)

Finola said...

Could you recommend something flavour-wise to replace the garlic as I'm currently avoiding it?
Thank you!

Erin said...

Can you do shallots? Saute one large shallot in olive oil until soft, then add to the remaining ingredients and process in the food processor.