Red-pepper Pine Nut Aioli


Nutty, rich, and garlicky, this makes a great dip for any vegetable antipasto. It's good on a pork or roast beef sandwich too. Prep Time: about 15 minutes. Notes: If you're worried about eating a raw egg, don't use it. Instead, after whirling the red peppers and pine nuts in step 1, whirl in 1 cup mayonnaise and the garlic paste, then season with lemon juice.

Makes 1 1/2 cups


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1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large egg (see Notes)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup mild olive oil


1. Whirl red peppers and pine nuts in a food processor until smooth. Scrape into a medium bowl and set aside. Mash garlic with salt to a paste and add to processor with egg and lemon juice; whirl until smooth. Drizzle in canola and olive oils, drop by drop at first and then in a slow stream once mixture has begun to emulsify. Whirl until mixture is thick.

2. Add to red-pepper mixture and fold in until thoroughly combined. Keep chilled, covered with plastic wrap, for up to 4 days.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2-tbsp. serving.

Created date

March 2008

Nutritional Information

Calories 185
Caloriesfromfat 97 %
Protein 1.2 g
Fat 20 g
Satfat 2.2 g
Carbohydrate 1.2 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Sodium 180 mg
Cholesterol 18 mg