I do realize that title is a mouthful. I have such a hard time coming up with short titles… Until then… Here’s a brand new dip for you! Who doesn’t just love a good dip?! Whether it’s for a party, maybe some friends or family are coming over, OR… if you’re like us, you just like to have something to munch on when you need a quick snack during the day! I’m hoping you’re going to love this dip as much as we do… Move over, Hummus. There’s a new dip in town! I was a little bit nervous to tell Omar that this wasn’t hummus. You know he’s a creature of habit and when I break the snack cycle in the refrigerator things get a little fussy over here. Thankfully, after a bite or two he was hooked! I think he forgot it wasn’t hummus! It actually has the same consistency as hummus and honestly, you could flavor this however you want. The sky is really the limit here. I was feeling garlicky today. Who doesn’t LOVE roasted garlic?! And… I had a red bell pepper that really needed to be eaten. VOILA! My dip was created.
Get creative!!! Add whatever flavors you love most. This dip is perfect for a variety of things to dip into it. Tortilla or pita chips are delish. Crudités and some crusty bread (warmed up in the oven for a few minutes) are so my jam! I’m pretty sure I could live off that…
Once the garlic and pepper have roasted, this dip comes together in about a minute. Seriously. Blend those ingredients together and you’ve got yourself a perfectly healthy, super flavorful, and I think pretty DIP you can be happy to serve anyone! 🙂
Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper White Bean Dip
Move over Hummus... There's a new dip in town! Hearty, flavorful, and perfect for any game day or appetizer. You're going to love this!
- 1 bulb of garlic
- 1/2 cup bell pepper, sliced or diced
- 2 – 15oz cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and dried
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tbsp water
- juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tbsp)
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- a pinch or two of crushed red pepper, optional if you want a bit of heat!
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the core off the bulb of garlic, lay it on a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle it with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Wrap the garlic up in the foil and lay on a small sheet pan.
- On the same sheet pan, add the bell pepper. Drizzle a little olive oil over the bell pepper and roast for 20 – 25 minutes. If the pepper starts to get too brown, take it out of the oven and let the garlic continue to roast until it’s soft.
- While the garlic and bell pepper are roasting, add the rest of the ingredients to a food processor or blender. Once the garlic and bell pepper are done, add to the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend until completely smooth. Taste and adjust your seasonings accordingly. Pour the dip into a pretty serving bowl. Serve with pita or tortilla chips, slices of crusty bread, or crudités.