This Roasted Sweet Red Pepper Spread happens to be a good appetizer for those who are counting their calories.
It’s low in fat and calories and it computes to minimal Weight Watchers points. It’s the kind of appetizer that people appreciate seeing at a party because they have a choice to eat something that won’t over-indulge. I like to serve dips like this one along with my pine nut and feta cheese dip on a beautiful charcuterie board for parties.
How to make Roasted Sweet Red Pepper Spread:
You will need a food processor for this recipe. There’s really no way around it unless you have a really powerful blender like a Blendtec or a Vitamix. You don’t have to roast any red peppers for this recipe. You’ll use the peppers that are already roasted and sold in a jar. All ingredients in this appetizer spread are processed in the food processor until smooth. That’s it. It’s a very easy appetizer to make.
Crackers and toasted baguette slices are perfect for serving with this Roasted Sweet Red Pepper Spread. And you can always include celery, cauliflower and cucumber slices too. I like to sneak in a little feta cheese sprinkled on top when I’m serving it with veggies. And a sprig of fresh thyme makes it look festive too- especially for the holidays.
P.S. This recipe makes enough for a crowd, and it happens to taste a lot like pizza!
Roasted Sweet Red Pepper Spread
- Two 12-ounce jars roasted red peppers, drained
- One 16-ounce can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- assorted crackers, for serving
- Place roasted peppers in blender or food processor. Cover; blend or process until finely chopped. Add tomato paste, thyme, olive oil, sugar, garlic, salt, ground red pepper, and salt. Cover; blend or process until nearly smooth. Serve at once or cover and chill up to 1 week.
- Serve with assorted crackers or veggies.