Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Roasted Red Pepper Spread



I don't know why, but of all the foods out there, party foods and appetizers are without a doubt my favorite. They are so fun and tasty, and, hence the name party food, they bring people together! I found this recipe in a book called Favorite Brand Name Appetizers. It's supposed to be a spread for slices of baguette, but the flavor of the ranch ended up being WAY too strong, so I thinned it out with plain, fat-free yogurt. Once it became thinner like a dip, I think it really could have gone well with so many things, potato chips, tortilla chips, veggies, a spoon, you name it. It has the flavor of ranch dip, with the sweet, pleasant surprise of the roasted red peppers. I'll post this as I originally found it, but if you want it as a dip rather then a spread, thin it out with yogurt or sour cream.

Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Ingredients

1 cup roasted red peppers rinsed and drained (I used jarred peppers, but roasting your own would be SO good)
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1-1 oz packet ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
Baguette, chips, or veggies to dip

Directions

Blot dry red peppers. IN a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine peppers, cream cheese, adn salad dressing mix; process until smooth. Spread on baguette, or use chips and veggies to dip.

17 comments:

Rebekah said...

this looks ssssoooo good!!

Katy ~ said...

With all the graduation parties and such coming up, this is certainly a timely post. Love the red color; it's sooo festive. I'll bet this is very tasty and one that I would love to try. I'm picturing serving this in a those packaged "traffic light" peppers, the green, red and orange peppers. How fun would that be?

Pam said...

This is a great recipe. It would be good on bread, pasta, sandwiches. Yum!

Gina said...

I love apps too! I usually puree roasted peppers and chick peas with garlic. :) This looks good too, I'll have to give it a try!

Melissa said...

That sounds great!

Kathy said...

I love "party food" too! The color in this would be great for the holidays!

the ungourmet said...

This looks tasty! I love dips and spread with crusty bread. I could just eat that for dinner with a salad and call it good!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I love roasted red peppers. This is such a GREAT idea!! (I love appetizer recipes too).

Reeni♥ said...

This is a delicious spread! I wish I had the stuff to make it right now!! It would be good on so many things!

Debbie said...

I love peppers...my favorite veggie. This sounds too good!!! So flavorful....

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, neighbor! Great dip and I like your post about when you know your're a foodie.

MaryBeth said...

This looks like it would be great on pita bread...

Jenn said...

This definitely would be a nice change from the usual ranch and salsa dips. Nice.

Elyse said...

I adore roasted red peppers. They add such a nice flavor to so many things--including this dip. I can't wait to try it out. Nice bonus: gorgeous color of the dip!

Kathy said...

I left an award for you on my blog! Have a great day!!!
Kathy <3

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds terrific .. I love roasted red peppers.. and as a dip, terrific!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This sounds and looks so good! I'd probably eat the whole thing and lick the bowl clean.