Creamy Red Pepper-Basil Sauce

Serve with whitefish or shrimp, or use as a vegetable dip, sandwich spread, or pasta topping.


Makes 2 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living


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


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.