Make Ahead

Peppadew Dip

October 31, 2010
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. :) - iuzzini —iuzzini

Test Kitchen Notes

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 . – JoanG —The Editors

  • 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
In This Recipe
  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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