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03-02-2007, 11:16 AM
I have too many red peppers! Does anyone have any red pepper recipes they could share? Anything that can be frozen or dehydrated is fine, and fresh is great, too. They're going to go bad soon, so I want to use all of them. Thanks in advance.
03-02-2007, 11:21 AM
You can cut them into thin strips, dehydrate them, and do the same with equal amounts of onions and tomatoes. Powder all of this in the dry blade container of the vitamix and you have the best seasoning powder in the world!
You can also juice them along with some yam, then blend with pine nuts and avocados for a great soup!
Rich Cheddar Sauce
Adapted from "Rejuvenate Your Life" by Serene Allison
1/2 large red bell pepper (I use a whole pepper Ama's comment)
¼ c water
1 c raw cashews, sunflower seeds, or almonds
1 T tahini
2 T nutritional yeast
1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons onion powder (or a small slice of onion or 1 tbs or so of green onions)
1 clove garlic
2 T lemon juice
Blend until creamy. Add more water if it is too thick.
"Bell Pepper Crackers" as previously posted by Sweetlips
1 whole bell pepper (not green)
1/4-1/3 C cashews (can also use pine nuts)
salt to taste
spices (opt)- I used a little onion powder, garlic powder, and a dash of paprika
1 slice of jalopeno -Thankfully I had some that I had dried and stored!
1-2 TBS of nutritional yeast flakes (opt)
blend all ingred till smooth. pour onto a teflex and dehydrate over night, flip over onto the mesh sheet and dehydrate until done (not moist and a bit crispy).
Bell Pepper Boats
These are crunchy, soft, sweet and savory all in one.
They're also beautiful to serve.
I love them! I"m eating them tonight while my bread dehydrates!
The mixture is also great on crackers or bread or to stuff ANY veggie.
1 avocado, diced
1/8 cup olive oil
1 cup frozen or fresh corn kernals
1/2 diced green bell pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 inch slice of red onion, diced
1 cup diced fresh fruit or small fresh berries. Mango or blueberries are nice, but experiment!
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground chili powder
1 tsp ground basil
2 tsps minced jalepeno (optional)
Salt & pepper to taste
Mix this all up and set it aside.
Clean 2 bell peppers - I like red, but it doesn't matter.
Cut them in half, then cut each half in thirds
Stuff each section with the mixture and eat it!
Red Pepper Cashew Hummus
1 Cup Raw Cashews
2 Tbs Raw Tahini
1 Cup Red Bell Pepper
Juice of 1 Lemon
2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Tbs Sea Salt
1 Tbs Ground Cumin
1/4 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
Soak nuts for 6 hours in filtered water. Drain water.
Combine all ingredients in food processor and puree.
Alissa's Red Pepper Soup (pg 363) in her book
Another thing, you can make any of the above and just freeze them. I do that all the time when my produce is going bad.
03-02-2007, 11:53 AM
Here is my favorite.
Alissa's Mock Salmon Pate (http://www.alissacohen.com/recipes.html#mock)
03-02-2007, 01:34 PM
I love stuffing them. I made some yummy ones stuffed with walnuts, fresh herb and spices, etc. Cut in half, stuff, yum. Especially warm out of the dehydrator.
03-02-2007, 01:58 PM
Thanks for all the yummy ideas! I know what I'll be eating for dinner...red peppers!
And warmed in the dehydrator...I always forget about that.
03-02-2007, 03:58 PM
You can give them to me :)
03-02-2007, 05:17 PM
I have a red pepper sort of spread that I make, and I put it on salads, crackers, dip veggies in it...everything:
2 red bell peppers
4 sun dried tomatoes, soaked a couple hours
3/4 c. walnuts
1/4 c. pine nuts (optional)
1/4 c. olive oil (or more if you want it to be runnier)
cayenne pepper, to taste
1/4-1/2 tsp. cumin
1 Tbs. lemon juice
In a food processor, chop up walnuts until fine. Then add the peppers and sub dried tomatoes, and again, chop up until almost fine. Add the nuts, spices, and juice and blend until smooth, but with small chunks. (Sometimes I even throw in some calamata olives for a little salty zing).
03-02-2007, 06:05 PM
I've got red pepper crackers in the dehydrator, and I made some of aubrey's delicious spread. Only two more red peppers to go -- saving them for tomorrow.
If you do a search, there is a red pepper hummus recipe posted on this site somewhere. It was good!
03-02-2007, 07:39 PM
I would also dehydrate some of them and store them away and then when a recipe calls for red bell pepper, soak them to rehydrate/soften them and use 'em!
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