My step-son, Zane, recently graduated from college. Of course his dad and I are proud of him for his accomplishment, but the most impressive part (at least to me) is that he did it in three years. Yes, he earned his bachelors degree in just three years.
In our town, some of the kids at the public high school (the ones that test into AP level courses) are given the opportunity to take some of their classes at a local community college that has a satellite branch in our town. So while they are completing their requirements to graduate from high school they are also earning college credits at the same time. Isn’t that the coolest thing? So Zane went into college with about a semesters worth of credits before he ever even started classes there. Not to mention that he worked his butt off taking summer courses and and extra course here and there to make it happen. Did I mention that we are very proud?
Anyhow, we had a little graduation party at our house to celebrate his accomplishment and I ended up making this Roasted Red Pepper Dip for the party.
Roasted Red Pepper Dip
Here’s what you need:
- ½ large jar roasted red peppers, drained
- 2 teaspoons tomato paste (more if a thicker dip is desired)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
Here’s what you do:
1. Add all of the ingredients into a food processor (a blender would work, too).
2. Mix all of the ingredients together.
3. Pour the mixture into a bowl and serve with your favorite chips, crackers and/or celery.
Note: If you’d like a thicker dip, you can stir in some extra tomato paste – a tablespoon at a time until the desired thickness is reached.
This Roasted Red Pepper Dip has a little bit of a kick, but it’s not off the charts spicy. Everyone at my party really seemed to like it and if you try it, I hope you do, too!