A dip, a spread or just as it is
Ah, finally I managed to sit down and relax ( with a small glass of red...wine!) after a long day looking after a child with a cold,grumpy, moaning,,,fed up and on top of that I actually managed to do some photo work too.
Recently I needed to prepare a dip to go with some super delicious grissini for a photo project and I came up with this very easy and scrumptious roasted pepper dip.
6-7 red bell peppers- roasted/ grilled and pealed
Handful of pecan nuts
2 cloves of garlic
4-5 sourdough bread crumbs
1tbsp tomato pure
2tbsp olive oil
1tbsp sugar (if jared roasted peppers are used, as they usually have vinegar)
1tsp chilli flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend well.
Garnish with lots of parsley
It is very quick to make and somehow reminds me of home. We used to make Lutenitza with my grandma and mum and auntie every single year. We used to roast 20-30kg peppers and put them through the mince machine, then it was cooked with spices and put in jars for the winter. Used to eat it on a slice of bread, toast or just like that with some feta on top. My auntie used to add some homemade majo and feta as a sandwich spread. Now you can find 100s of varieties in the shops, as many different brands and all sorts of quality but you can't ever beat the homemade one!
So this recipe is a throwback to my childhood in a way.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.