Saturday, July 13, 2013
Raw Red Bell Pepper Dip/Dressing
*A note on nutritional yeast.....please do not confuse nutritional yeast with yeast that is used to make bread rise! Nutritional yeast is a dietary powerhouse!!! It is a complete protein (containing 18 amino acids) and is full of minerals, like zinc and magnesium. It is also a fabulous source of B-complex vitamins and is high in fiber. I actually love the taste of nutritional yeast; I often sprinkle it on my air-popped popcorn! Nutritional yeast is easily found at Whole Foods or other health food stores.
**If you are curious about the chips in my photo, they are Food Should Taste Good's Multigrain Tortilla Chips. They are absolutely delicious; my family's favorite brand.
3 red bell peppers
1 cup raw walnuts, soaked for 15 minutes in water (drain water completely before adding walnuts)
1 medium garlic clove, peeled
2 Tbl nutritional yeast* <see my note on nutritional yeast above>
3/4 tsp high-quality sea salt
1 Tbl fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp powdered stevia <I only used the tiniest pinch of stevia and found it plenty>
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Adjust seasoning, as desired, and serve with raw veggies and pita chips or use as a salad dressing. Enjoy!