Smoky Red Pepper Dip with Grilled Crudités

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Smoky Red Pepper Dip with Grilled CruditésRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford

Step aside, boring crudités--enter deliciously crunchy, lightly charred fennel and broccoli paired with grilled bread and juicy tomatoes. The long, slow cook time on the grill coordinates with the cooking of the chicken; you can also take things inside and use the oven for step 3.

Serves 8 (serving size: about 2 tablespoons dip, 1 bread slice, and about 1/2 cup vegetables)


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9 (1/4-ounce) slices whole-grain baguette, divided
Cooking spray
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup unsalted whole almonds
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
4 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
2 1/2 cups chopped red bell pepper (about 3 medium)
1 Fresno chile or red jalapeño pepper, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 cups large broccoli florets
1 large fennel bulb, cut into 8 wedges
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
18 grape tomatoes


Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. Place 1 bread slice on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 1 minute on each side or until charred. Combine olive oil, almonds, anchovy paste, paprika, and garlic in a medium saucepan. Place saucepan on grill rack; cook 10 to 12 minutes or until garlic begins to brown.

3. Reduce grill heat to medium-low (about 300°). Add grilled bread slice, vinegar, bell pepper, and chile to pan. Cook on medium-low heat for 45 minutes or until vegetables are very soft, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove pan from grill. Let stand 15 minutes.

4. Place bell pepper mixture, 2 tablespoons water, and salt in a food processor; process until smooth.

5. Return grill to medium-high heat. Combine broccoli, fennel, and canola oil in a large bowl; toss to coat. Arrange fennel mixture on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes or until charred, turning occasionally. Sprinkle with black pepper. Place remaining 8 bread slices on grill rack; grill 1 minute on each side or until lightly charred. Serve dip with broccoli, fennel, tomatoes, and bread.

Created date

May 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 158
Fat 11 g
Satfat 1.3 g
Monofat 7.5 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 13 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 161 mg
Calcium 53 mg