Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

I’m always looking for ways to increase my veggies and this dip is one of my favorite ways to do so. 

Combining the roasted red pepper flavor with white beans and a hint of cream cheese makes for a delicious veggie or cracker dip!

And, we love it on sandwiches and bagels too. 

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. dried, minced garlic
  • 1/4 C white beans (your choice)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, roasted
  • splash of lemon juice

Directions

Begin by preparing the red pepper; or, you can use canned roasted red peppers.  I find roasting them myself makes for amazing flavor!  You can find my directions for roasting red peppers here.

Place the 4 oz. cream cheese (I used Neufchatel) into a food processor along with the 1/4 C white beans and 1 tsp. dried minced garlic. 

Puree until smooth. 

Then, add in the roasted red peppers and a splash of lemon juice. 

Pulse again, until smooth. 

Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. 

This spread or dip is a great way to add protein, fiber & veggies to your day.

Serve with crackers, tortillas, pretzels or veggies!

10 comments:

  1. That looks amazing! I've been wanting to make a white bean dip but didn't know how to flavor it. This gives me hope!

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    1. You are welcome! This dip is one of my favorites.

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  2. This looks delicious! What a creative use of white beans. :)

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  3. It looks like you have more than one pepper in here, is it just one?

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    1. Yes, just one. The pepper I had, though, was HUGE - you see those four pieces in the food processor? They were slices from one pepper. If you use a smaller sized pepper, you may want to up the peppers to 2. You can always start with fewer & add some to taste.

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  4. I was just realizing this past week that I need to start making my own hummus, instead of buying it. Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. This looks so tasty! I think I might try it out on my 3 year old, I'm trying to get him to eat more protein anyway. Thanks!

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  6. How long does this keep? It looks delicious! Can't wait to try it out!

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    1. I've had success keeping it in the fridge for about 2 weeks. But, it likely won't last that long :)

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