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Recipe: Spiced Mediterranean Pepper Spread

Spiced Mediterranean Pepper Spread

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup sliced raw almonds
  • 1 clove garlic 
  • 1/2 white onion (chopped)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBSP white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 TBSP fresh squeezed lemon juice
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DIRECTIONS:

Turn broiler on in oven and roast peppers until they are blackened and roasted all over (may need to keep turning bell peppers throughout broiling time). Should take about 12 minutes. After they have roasted, place in a covered bowl and let steam for 10 minutes. Let them cool a bit then rub off the skin, cut in half, and take out all the inside seeds.

In a food processor blend together the almonds, garlic, onion, cumin, paprika, crushed red pepper, vinegar, and lemon juice. Blend until mixture is smooth, then, add in bell peppers. Blend until peppers are pureed and sauce has a creamier texture, and slowly add in olive oil. 

Season to taste with salt and pepper, and for more spice, put another pinch of red pepper flakes. 

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