Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Whip up a creamy homemade dip with zip in just 10 minutes. Roasted peppers, garlic and basil make it irresistible.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8

1
jar (7 or 7.25 oz) roasted red bell peppers, well drained, coarsely chopped
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
1
small clove garlic
1/2
cup 1/3-less-fat cream cheese (from 8-oz container)
1
tablespoon sliced almonds, if desired

  • 1 In food processor, place roasted peppers, basil and garlic. Cover; process until finely chopped. Add cream cheese; cover and process until smooth. Spoon dip into serving bowl. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • 2 Just before serving, sprinkle almonds over dip.

Expert Tips

Add bite to this dip by sprinkling it with crushed red pepper flakes.

Celery and carrots make great dippers. To make scooping the dip easier, cut celery into short wide slices and carrots into thick diagonal slices.

Serving a crowd? This dip recipe can easily be doubled.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.