I love red bell peppers because in addition to their bright color and sweet taste they are very nutritious. They are rich in vitamins A & C; providing more than 100% of your daily needs in one just cup. For this reason I try to incorporate bell peppers into my diet wherever I can.
The roasted pepper and white bean dip below is an easy, tasty and most importantly healthy snack. Served with some fresh pita, this spread would also make a nice light lunch option.
Roasted Red Pepper & White Bean Spread
1 garlic clove
1 14 oz. can white (cannellini) beans, drained and rinsed
1 jar of roasted red peppers, drained and rinsed
1 T chopped fresh basil
Salt and crushed red pepper, to taste
Chop up the garlic in the bowl of a small food processor. Add the beans, roasted red peppers and basil, blend until smooth. Season with salt and crush red pepper flakes. Mix well.
Can be eaten immediately but should be kept refrigerated until ready to eat.
This can also be seen on Harvest your Health.