Pureed roasted red bell peppers, garlic,fresh basil and lime juice combined with cream cheese make colorfuland most delicious dip.
Recipe: Roasted Red BellPepper and Garlic Dip
2 roasted red bell peppers, peeled andseeded*2 cloves garlic, minced1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened2 tablespoons fresh lime juice3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperThin crackers or oasted baguette slicesfor accompaniment
Makes about 1 cup.
*Some markets sell roasted red bell peppersin jars. Or, to roast bell peppers, line a baking sheet or jelly-rollpan with aluminum foil, using enough foil so that you have extraon the sides. Place peppers in a single layer on top of foil.Broil 6-8 inches below broiler element. Rotate to char on allsides. Remove from oven and draw up sides of foil to enclosepeppers. Allow to rest 5 minutes. Open foil. When peppers arecool enough to handle, peel and seed.
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