Dip Recipes With Roasted Red Pepper Dips

By | December 8, 2008

Roasted Red Pepper Onion Dip Recipes

Roasted red pepper dip can be a great starter accompaniment. You may serve this dip along with freshly baked tortilla chips or toasted baguette slices or toasted pita bread triangles. This tangy dip is a hit among children as well as adults. It is tempting with raw sliced vegetables too.

Ingredients Of Dip:

2 large bell peppers, red
½ medium onion, chopped finely
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon cumin, ground
1 tablespoon olive oil, extra virgin
½ tablespoon dark molasses, robust-flavor
1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses (this is thick pomegranate syrup available at superstores or at some Middle Eastern Markets)
Dash of cayenne pepper


  1. Char red peppers in a broiler till its skin turn black from all the sides. You may char them directly on the gas flame too. As the red pepper is blackened, enclose it in a paper bag and let it stand for about 10 minutes. As the pepper is cooled, peel its skin and remove all the seeds. Chop the seeded pepper coarsely and transfer it in a food processor.
  2. Heat olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. As the oil gets hot enough stir in chopped onions and sauté them for about 5 to 6 minutes or until they turn golden and tender. Add minced garlic and ground cumin and sauté further for a minute. Remove the pan from heat and let it stand for 10 minutes. As the onion cool, transfer them in the processor with the already present bell pepper. To this add cayenne pepper, dark molasses and pomegranate molasses. Process this mixture over medium speed to get a smooth puree. Remove the puree in a medium size serving bowl and season it with salt and pepper as desired. You may serve immediately with any of your favorite accompaniment. However it is recommended to refrigerate this dip for at least 2 to 3 hours or up to 1 day so that the flavors in the dip blend well. Let the chilled dip stand for 10 minutes before serving.  This recipe makes one medium to large bowl of roasted red pepper dip

Health tip:

  • This is a low calorie dip recipe, but most of the time the accompaniments served along with the dip can be fried and very high in calories. So to avoid that choose healthy baked or grilled accompaniments or sliced fresh vegetables to serve along with this dip.