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Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

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Categories: Entertaining, Low-fat, Party Snacks, Vegetarian
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Everybody will love this red pepper and walnut dip.

Prep Time: 20M

Cooking Time: 30M

Serves: Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 red bell peppers, seeded and cut into strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • sea salt
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Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy frying pan over low heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt, and gently cook for about 5 minutes until soft.
  2. Stir in the peppers, and cook for about 30 minutes until very soft, stirring frequently. Stir in the garlic, and cook 30 seconds. Let cool slightly.
  3. Scrape the pepper mixture into a blender. Add the walnuts and lemon zest and juice, and blend to a chunky purée. Serve at room temperature with warm pita bread or carrot and cucumber sticks for dipping.
Tips:
  • Use macadamia nuts instead of walnuts. You may also like to add about 1/2 cup Greek-style plain yogurt and chopped cilantro leaves, stirring into the mixture at the end.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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