Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Feta

This past harvest, we had a bumper crop of peppers from all the seedlings that soaked up sun from the bathroom window, and I roasted a few boxes of red peppers for the first time ever, having an abundance of yummy looking recipes that I've never made because- heavens!- I certainly wouldn't buy the things in those expensive little jars! This dip is okay. I don't know if it's only okay because it's not a stunner or because the taste of roasted red peppers just isn't something I like best as a dip. We'll have to see as I use all the red peppers I froze in other recipes.

My one regret is using so much precious feta cheese in it. There are several things I drool over but only splurge on a couple of times a year-- heavy cream, mushrooms, bacon, and feeeeetaaaa. I love feta cheese and would rather have used it crumbled plain in a Greek salad than in dip. Now I know!

If you have had- and know you like- roasted red peppers in a dip, then let me know if this one is any good. I don't have enough experience to know better!

Slightly more than 2 cups roasted red peppers
@ 1 tsp. sea salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
@ 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
4-5 cloves garlic, freshly pressed
@ 5 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
a few hearty dashes of ground cayenne
1 tsp. lemon juice
olive oil, if desired, for consistency

Puree all the ingredients together. Taste and see if it is good. If so, let me know; if it's only okay, let me know that, too, so that I can edit the title:
"Okay Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Feta"


Rebecca said...

THAT is a fabulous photo! The textures are incredible!

alltheposts said...

Feta is so good it might possibly be illegal. It should be it's own food group.

abigail said...


And you mean feta ISN'T its own food group? Now that's a cryin' shame, because before I wasted so much of it in this dip, I may have snitched a few chunks-- here and there, mind you-- to eat plain.