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Creamy Red Pepper-Basil Sauce

Yield Makes 2 1/2 cups
Serve with whitefish or shrimp, or use as a vegetable dip, sandwich spread, or pasta topping.

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. With processor running, drop garlic through food chute; process until minced. Add basil; process 5 seconds until chopped. Add remaining ingredients; process until smooth. Serve at room temperature.