Light Roasted Red Pepper Party Dip

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Many party dips are deceivingly light. With each scoop, though, you are packing in the calories and unnecessarily so. Store-bought dips are not only packed with fat, since they often use cream cheese or mayonnaise as a base, but also with preservatives, colorings, and other additives. This recipe is for a creamy red pepper dip that nixes thick creams and instead uses light yogurt and and the flavors or smoky roasted red pepper and fresh garlic. There is also a handful of greens in there too for some extra nutrition! Enjoy!

The glowing benefits of the red pepper:

  • is a great source of carotenoids, vitamin C, and vitamin E (antioxidants)
  • contains more than twice the amount of vitamin C that is found in the same serving size of oranges
  • has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • protects vision
  • wards off arthritis
  • reduces cardiovascular disease, colon cancer and lung cancer
  • is used in traditional Chinese medicine as a natural treatment for blood circulation, indigestion, loss of appetite, swelling, frostbite, nausea, vomiting, and phlegm and toxicities

Low-Fat Roasted Red Pepper Party Dip

by Aylin @ GlowKitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 large red pepper
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 handful fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chives for garnish

Instructions

Blend all ingredients except for chives together in a food processor.

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Serve aside crudités or toasted pita bread. Garnish with chives.

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Bon Appetit!

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  • http://hampiesandwiches.blogspot.com/ Eileen

    Thick yogurt mixed with vibrant flavors like roasted pepper or olive or strong herbs is one of my favorite things–especially for breakfast on a piece of bread. I don’t know if I’d be patient enough to eat it bit by bit in dip form! :)