A sweet and tangy dip that's great with crudites or tortilla chips.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to broil.

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  • Place the bell peppers on a baking sheet and broil on the top rack of the oven, using tongs to turn them as each side blackens. Place the blackened peppers in a plastic bag, tied loosely with some air inside, for 15 minutes. Remove the stems and peel the peppers. Discard the cores and seeds. Cut peppers into wide strips.

  • Add the peppers, tomato paste, mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, garlic, and cayenne pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until almost smooth, 7 or 8 times. Salt to taste, if needed.

  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

60.4 calories; 0.9 g protein; 4.8 g carbohydrates; 2.8 mg cholesterol; 72.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (20)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2008
I would give this quite a few more stars if I could. I was intimidated by roasting the peppers but I am so happy I tried it out!!! YUMMY!!! It really does taste like the PC stuff:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2008
Not terrible but not fabulous either. It was a little runny and seemed to be lacking something in the flavour department. I'll keep looking for a good cheeseless dip to serve as part of an appetizer table. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2008
I would give this quite a few more stars if I could. I was intimidated by roasting the peppers but I am so happy I tried it out!!! YUMMY!!! It really does taste like the PC stuff:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2008
Wonderful dip! I used roasted garlic as suggested above. Also roasted a small onion. Thought it was going to be too runny but after a day in the fridge it was perfect.THANKS!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2010
Wow! I used roasted red peppers from a jar and the vinegar I used was balsamic as one reviewer suggested. The flavor of this dip is just amazing. The roasted red pepper flavor is enhanced by the balsamic and tomato paste and the cayenne pepper adds just the right amount of kick. My favorite veggies with this dip were blanched snow peas but I almost wanted to just eat this by itself as a soup! As a dip it was a little thin so I'd add a bit of cream cheese to the mix but that is my only suggestion for improvement. This was amazing and I will definitely be making it on a regular basis! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2007
Although I didn't measure anything exactly this dip rocks! It tastes just like one that PC makes in Canadian grocery stores. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/29/2008
So so so sooooo good! I used balsamic vinegar and I may have pulsed it for too long because it was a bit runny so I threw in a lump of plain cream cheese and some parmesan. I will absolutely make this again. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2010
The roasting part took the most work, but it was worth it. The recipe wasmn't clear on whether to cool the peppers down before placing them in the plastic bag. I was worried about melting the plastic or releasing chemicals by putting hot pepprs inside. I cooled them down a bit first and that worked fine. I substituted garlic powder, because I had no more fresh. I also used 4 tablespoons of 1/2 fat mayo and left out the sour cream. It was delicious and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2008
I doubled this recipe and it worked out great. This dip has a nice little bite to it. It's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2010
While I don't personally like sweet dressings nor roasted red peppers particularly. This dip was a beautiful and welcome addition to the veggie tray. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2010
needed to add a few extra TBSP of may...delicious. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2008
Not terrible but not fabulous either. It was a little runny and seemed to be lacking something in the flavour department. I'll keep looking for a good cheeseless dip to serve as part of an appetizer table. Read More
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