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.

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Recipe Summary

Makes 1 1/2 cups


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; calories from fat 97%; protein 1.2g; fat 20g; saturated fat 2.2g; carbohydrates 1.2g; fiber 0.2g; sodium 180mg; cholesterol 18mg.