Peppadew Dip

By • October 31, 2010 • 16 Comments



Author Notes: When I attended undergrad at SUNY Binghamton, there was a cafe housed inside an old garage, The Lost Dog Cafe. We would sit there for too many hours and drink coffee beverages with cute names like "The Girl Scout" and snack on the inspiration for this Peppadew Dip. I don't know what was in it, probably not peppadews, but it was orange, creamy, tangy, and overwhelmingly garlicky. Peppadew dip is equally delicious and maybe even more addictive. Danger. :) - iuzziniiuzzini

Food52 Review: This is a lovely dip that can be used in a variety of ways. I served it with pretzel sticks as an appetizer and also liked it stuffed in celery stalks. I spread some on a toasty cheese quesadilla and it became a wonderfully bright condiment to perk up that dish, instead of the usual guacamole. The combination of pickled and roasted peppers with sundried tomatoes and cream cheese is a wonderful mix of tangy flavors. I can imagine many other uses for this dip as well, such as spread in a sandwich . – JoanGA&M

Serves 2 cups

  • 1/4 cup peppadews (pickled)
  • 1/4 cup oil packed sundried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup roasted red peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • juice from half a lemon
  1. Place first four ingredients in the food processor and puree (feel free to leave it chunky if you prefer- would also be pretty tasty this way . . .)
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and whir whir whir. Done.
  3. Spoon into a bowl and serve with sliced baguette or pita, chips, crudités, or anything your dipping heart desires.
  4. Alternatively, pipe the dip into pepadews and serve "Peppadew stuffed Peppadews." What is cuter than that? ;)
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over 2 years ago barbst

I just made this dip and it's great. I had to eliminate the mayo since my friend is allergic and it's still a winner!

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over 2 years ago iuzzini

Thanks so much barbst! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! And good to know about leaving out the mayo--I will have to try it that way-- you know . . . to make it healthy. ;)

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over 3 years ago lastnightsdinner

Love the vivid color and I'm sure the flavors are just as bright and zippy!

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over 3 years ago iuzzini

Thanks! And yes, zippy is a great word to describe this stuff! :)

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over 3 years ago marytarry

I tried this when it was in the Open House Dish contest. Delicious!

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over 3 years ago iuzzini

Thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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over 3 years ago Jaynerly

This looks good! I look forward to trying it. Pepperdew peppers are readily available here in London.

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over 3 years ago iuzzini

Excellent! I hope you like it!

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over 3 years ago innoabrd

peppadews are a South African product. I can buy them at any supermarket, but understand availability in the US can be spotty. My mother tells me that they are sometimes available at Whole Foods in the bulk section.

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over 3 years ago iuzzini

Interesting! We can get them on the olive bar here in Indiana! I love them! Innoabrd, how are they used in South Africa?

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over 3 years ago innoabrd

They're used a lot in salads, they are a very popular pizza topping, and they're also made into dips. You also find them stuffed with feta as an appetizer. They come in a mild and a hot version. Both have the sweet and spicy tang, but the hot have a fair bit of heat. South Africans are into mouth-numbing heat!

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over 3 years ago nutcakes

I get them at Fresh & Easy Market in Los Angeles, right down the street.

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over 3 years ago iuzzini

Thanks everyone! Peppadews are sweet and slightly spicy little peppers- You can buy them in jars or sometimes on an olive-sundried tomato etc. bar. :) Delish.

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over 3 years ago Good Cookin

That must be dynamite!!!! Good Cookin

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over 3 years ago Phelan:good

What's a pepadew?! It sounds adorable AND delicious.

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over 3 years ago firecracker

This looks beautiful and I can't wait to try it at Thanksgiving time (hint, hint) !!!