Roasted Red Pepper Spread

July/August 1996

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Spread this roasted red pepper mayonnaise on grilled chicken or grilled pork sandwiches. It is also quite good on grilled zucchini.

Roasted Red Pepper Spread

Makes: 1/2 cup

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  • 1 roasted red pepper, (see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Blot dry the roasted red pepper. Chop to a paste and stir into mayonnaise. Mash garlic to a paste and add to the mayonnaise along with scallions, tomato paste, lemon juice and cumin.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To oven-roast bell peppers:
  • 1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place a wire rack on a large baking sheet. Arrange whole bell peppers on the rack.
  • 2. Roast peppers in the center of the oven, turning occasionally with tongs, until blackened in places, 30 to 40 minutes.
  • 3. Transfer the peppers to a large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let steam for 10 minutes. Uncover and let cool.
  • 4. With a paring knife, remove stems, skins and seeds. If serving as antipasto, combine accumulated juices with peppers.


Per tablespoon: 31 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 131 mg sodium; 35 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (33% daily value).

Exchanges: 1/2 vegetable

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