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Easy and Festive Holiday Dish

Easy and Festive Holiday Dish

This recipe is great for a holiday celebration, New Year’s, or anytime. It can be prepared the day before it’s served to make it a completely no-stress appetizer. It’s low-fat, vegan, gluten-free, and yet, according to the recipe’s creator Sabrina Modelle, approved by big strapping husbands who scarfed the whole tray.

A great wine to serve the appetizer with is eco.Love Sauvignon Blanc. Scroll down for a 30 percent discount code.

Low Fat Vegan & Gluten Free Roasted Red Pepper Cups

3 large red bell peppers
3 english cucumbers
cup silken tofu
cup canned cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
tbsp smoked paprika
3 cloves of garlic
juice from of a lemon
zest ftom of a lemon
Italian parsley finely chopped
cayenne pepper to taste
sea salt to taste

Roast red peppers on a foil lined cookie sheet under the broiler, turning every few minutes until all sides are bubbly and blackened.

While peppers are roasting, partially hollow out one inch slices of English cucumber with a small teaspoon, salt liberally all over the flesh, and place scooped side up on a plate in the refrigerator.

Remove peppers from oven and place in paper bag for about fifteen minutes. This steams the peppers and makes them very easy to peel.

Peel peppers and remove seeds, then add them to the bowl of your food processor with tofu, beans, smoked paprika, garlic, and lemon juice. Process until very smooth- 3-5 minutes.

Taste, then add salt and cayenne a little bit at a time.

Spoon red pepper spread into cucumber cups, top with parsley, and sprinkle with lemon zest.

Wine Pairing:

Best served with chilled eco.Love Sauvignon Blanc.

Care2 members can get 30 percent off products from eco.Love — wine produced sustainably from a carboNZero winery — when they enter Care2 at the checkout (offer does not include packages).

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3:27PM PST on Dec 7, 2013

Thank you.

8:00PM PDT on Jul 27, 2013

seems simple enough for me to make, might try it

3:21AM PDT on Jul 27, 2013


4:45PM PDT on May 13, 2013

This is a great summer patio recipe! Thank you.

6:33PM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Looks refreshing! Yum

10:22PM PST on Jan 29, 2013

Thank you :)

1:59PM PST on Jan 29, 2013

What a good idea!!!

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6:53PM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Thank you

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