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Roasted Red Pepper Dip

I confess. This website has become invaluable to me as a resource in the kitchen. When I forget a recipe, I just go to the archive. Of course, I'm on a 3G Blackberry; great for email but bad for internet. Cleo, who never used to answer her home phone let alone carry a cell phone, now sports an iPhone. Much faster. iPad is next, though.

At any rate, I want to get all my dip recipes posted so I have them for reference. Of course, our last batch was 27 pounds so this recipe is a guideline. Just because I need large quantities doesn't mean I take short cuts. You can bet that we roast peppers, squeeze lemon and mince garlic....oh, and cook our own beans. However, canned beans work for small amounts. That said, I still like to cook my canned beans to soften them. The extra step makes a smoother dip.

This dip changes hummus up a bit and brings some color to the table. Give it a try!



Kosher Status: Parve
Number of servings: 8 - 10
Main Ingredient(s):
Preparation Time: 00:20
Cooking Time: 00:20
Skill Level: 1 - Easy (1 Easy - 5 Hard)
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Ingredients:


  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 1 red pepper, roasted and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons tehini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water (or enough to make a smooth dip)



Steps:

To roast the pepper, wash and coat with olive oil. Place on a cookie sheet in a very hot, 400' oven and bake until the skin starts to char and blisters. Remove from the oven and place in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap. Then, peel and seed.

Place all ingredients into the food processor. Process until smooth, adding a little water if necessary. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper.



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