Pair this healthy and delicious Roasted Red Pepper Dip with vegetables, chips or crackers at your next summer party or picnic – or use it as a marinade for chicken before you throw it on the grill, either way, your family and friends are in for a treat!
I don’t like to agree with her, but, for a few minutes last night, I found myself doing just that.I was in the middle of using a hand held mixer to blend up the red peppers I roasted for this dip, when I felt my younger dog nuzzling my leg.Well, I thought the bowl I was using was sturdy enough that I could rest the hand held mixer in it for a second and reach down and pet him…I also thought that I had turned the hand held mixer off completely before setting it down…Guess what, y’all? I thought wrong… on both counts!
In the few seconds that it took my mind to register that I was wrong, that partially blended roasted red pepper dip had made its way all along the counter, the backsplash and the opened cutlery drawer! I tried to salvage some of it…
In my shocked state, I decided to heat up the bit I salvaged so as to kill off any countertop bacteria and such, but, it started bubbling insanely in the pan and decided to shoot boiling droplets into the vicinity of my eyeballs! At this point, my daughter was laughing uncontrollably, my dog was helping clean up everything he could reach – with his tongue, and I thought I had lost my eye! So, I decided enough was enough and I threw in the towel – literally! That towel did clean up A LOT more than the paper towels I first used.
After I realized my eyes were just fine, and, being the glutton for punishment I am, I decided to have another go at whipping up this Roasted Red Pepper Dip.
I might have managed to convince y’all that this was my first attempt at making this dip, but, I’ve made this dip so many times before without much ado! I guess last night just wasn’t my night…
Though, the second time around, everything worked like a charm and we had this dip to snack on with some veggie chips, blue corn chips and quesadillas!
Roasted Red Peppers are so darn TASTY!
I find roasted red peppers to be so darn tasty especially when paired with some caramelized onions, garlic, smoked paprika and a bit of chili powder. Usually, I just roast the red peppers whole (though there are several methods like this that say slicing them and roasting them work better). I, then, peel them, blend them up with caramelized onions, garlic, smoked paprika and a bit of chili powder and booom! A tasty dip is born! Sometimes, I’ve even used this dip as a marinade for chicken tenderloins as well as cod. Marinating chicken or fish in it for about 30 minutes before grilling it makes for some tasty eats!
This Roasted Red Pepper Dip can be stored in the refrigerator for upto 5 days, and, it does seem to get better as it sits. I hope you get to serve this Roasted Red Pepper Dip at your next pool party or summer hangout. It takes just a few seconds to blend up after the peppers have roasted. If you are using a hand held mixer to blend this up, make sure you don’t casually lay it down, plugged in!
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Roasted Red Pepper Dip And Marinade
- 4 red peppers
- 1 red onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp chili powder (optional)
- 1/2 tsp salt and pepper or as needed
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash red peppers, place them on a foil lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes. Then, flip peppers over and bake another 20 minutes. When done, cover with foil and set aside till cool.
- While peppers are baking, saute onion and garlic for about 15 minutes, stirring to keep them from burning.
- When peppers are cool, remove the stem and skin - they should separate from them easily. Add the flesh of the bell peppers to a food processor or a bowl where you can easily use your immersion blender/hand held mixer, also add in the onions, garlic, smoked paprika, chili, salt and pepper and blend till all ingredients are well incorporated.
- Serve with chips and veggies. Or, marinade chicken or fish in this roasted red pepper dip for about 30 minutes before grilling or pan sauteing.
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