Roasted Red Pepper Dip {Greek Yogurt}

Roasted Red Pepper Dip {Greek Yogurt} ~ by My Utensil Crock

People love snacking. And when it’s healthy snacks? All the better.

Heck, more than once a week, I call that “dinner.”

Roasted Red Pepper Dip {Greek Yogurt} ~ by My Utensil Crock

I stumbled upon this idea when I was prepping to give a small-group cooking class in my home. We would be making my Kale and Egg Quiche with Sweet Potato “Crust,” but the participants would likely arrive hungry, and the quiche wouldn’t be out of the oven for about half an hour after we prepped it.

So I searched for an easy, healthy recipe that we could snack on before the quiche was ready. I had some red peppers, and I had some Greek yogurt. As it turned out, that took me 90% of the way there.

I have been more and more of a red pepper person, due to their versatility in cooking – raw or roasted, or roasted then blended; in breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks. Peppers are a vegetable that can often be found on sale for $1 each (although be warned, at times, they can be upwards of $3 each), and they are pretty hearty for a few weeks in your vegetable bin.

Same with Greek yogurt. I am a reluctant – but now vociferous – convert.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip by My Utensil Crock

This recipe comes together quickly and easily. Just roast 2 red peppers and remove their skins, and combine with Greek yogurt, garlic, dried basil, and a little salt in a mini-prep food processor.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip by My Utensil Crock

It’s good to go immediately, but will firm up a bit when refrigerated.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip by My Utensil Crock

If you are looking for a recipe for which it is easy to keep ingredients on-hand to throw something together, this is an impressive one.

The class participants’ eyes lit up when they watched the recipe made from beginning to taste. It is so flavorful, especially given the low number of ingredients. Serve it with homemade tortilla chips, seedless cucumbers, baguette slices, and carrots. This dip would also make a great spread on a sandwich with grilled chicken.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip by My Utensil Crock

Roasted Red Pepper Dip {Greek Yogurt}
 
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This recipe is ALL healthy stuff, and comes together in just 15 minutes, even if you are roasting the peppers from scratch.
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Recipe type: Dip; Spread; Appetizer; Snack
Serves: 1.5 c dip
Ingredients
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 c 2% Greek yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 T dried basil
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Roast the red peppers and separate the flesh from the skin.
  2. In a small food processor, combine the red peppers with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Process until they are combined, scraping down the sides as necessary.
  4. It's ready to eat immediately, but can be refrigerated in a closed container for a few days, during which it will get thicker.

Roasted Red Pepper Dip {Greek Yogurt} ~ by My Utensil CrockAdapted fromhttp://shewearsmanyhats.com/easy-roasted-red-pepper-dip-recipe/

Photos added/removed June 2017

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