Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade
When entertaining, I often rely on my pepper tapenade recipe because it takes only 15 minutes to whip up and pop in the fridge. Sometimes I swap out the almonds for walnuts or pecans. —Donna Magliaro, Denville, New Jersey
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
- 3 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 cups roasted sweet red peppers, drained
- 1/2 cup blanched almonds
- 1/3 cup tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Minced fresh basil
- Toasted French bread baguette slices or water crackers
- In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add garlic; cook, uncovered, just until tender, 6-8 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Place red peppers, almonds, tomato paste, oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a small food processor; process until blended. Transfer to a small bowl. Refrigerate at least 4 hours to allow flavors to blend.
- Sprinkle with basil. Serve with baguette slices.