Thursday, February 11, 2010

roasted garlic and red pepper dip

I had some cloves of garlic sitting out and wanted to use them up, so I roasted them with a red bell pepper and made a simple dip out of them.

3 cloves of garlic, unpeeled
1 red bell pepper, washed
1/2 tablespoon EVOO

72 grams of cream cheese (about 2.5 ounces)
grinds of pepper (to your liking)
handful of Italian parsley, chopped, leaves only

Heat oven to 220C (425F)
Drizzle oil over garlic
Roast red bell pepper and garlic for 40 minutes.

Peel skin off of red bell pepper and take out seeds.
Peel garlic

Throw both into a food processor, whiz until a paste
Add in cream cheese, pepper & parsley

Whiz until you get the consistency that you want.

Eat with pretzels or bread.

Enjoy!

NOTES: too bad I had a dentist appointment Monday morning, this would have been perfect to munch on while watching the Super Bowl.

I want to try these two ingredients with garbanzos for a roasted red pepper hummus, I think it will taste like a pre-made hummus I used to buy in Hawaii...

p.s. today is Kenkoku Kinen no Hi (National Foundation Day), the day when the first Emperor, Jimmu, ascended the throne. It is a national holiday, hopefully the weather will be cooperative so we can get out and about, it has been raining here for the past couple of days.

16 comments:

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - Roasted red pepper and garlic are a perfect match!

Rowena... said...

Yummy for your tummy!

genkitummy said...

that looks like a really simple recipe. i'll have to try it when i entertain!

K and S said...

they are perfect together Kirk :)

definitely Rowena :)

the hardest part is roasting because it takes the longest Genki :)

Take care everyone.
Kat

Mikuru Hirai said...

Wow! That looks really rich! I want to try this one, Kat. Will a small over toaster do? I am afraid to light our oven, I have to wait for mama to do it for me. ^^

jalna said...

That sounds sooo yummy!

K and S said...

I think a toaster will be fine, just hope your red bell pepper and garlic aren't too big Mikuru :)

Thanks Jalna, was good :)

Take care you two.
Kat

Paz said...

your dip sounds really good. hope your tooth (mouth) is all better now.

paz

K and S said...

thanks Paz, it was just my 3-month cleaning :)

Take care.
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

It looks so creamy and delicious--a great combination of flavors.

I love red pepper hummus too. ;-)

moshi mooch said...

That looks so good and creamy! I would like to try but first I have to dig for my blender.

Btw, I'm sure if you remembered my comment on the cute Tiger Bun you had. I was hoping that we would have something like this and we did!

Do pop by to see the picture of my Tiger bun :)

K and S said...

Hope you can find your blender Moshi :)

Take care.
Kat

Marie said...

I love how useful cream cheese is in dips! Sounds delicious, garlic anything is good by me.

K and S said...

It is very versatile Marie :) I hope you like this!

Take care.
Kat

Pomai said...

Can't go wrong with a cream cheese based dip. I'm definitely going to try this recipe. Mahalo for sharing!

K and S said...

I hope you like it Pomai :)

Take care.
Kat