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Oven Roasted Sweet Pepper Tapenade

Sweet Pepper Tapenade

While this is the season to bake and blog about bonbons and biscuits, this blogger is doing her own thing.

Sweet Pepper Tapenade

I’ve been roasting sweet peppers ever since I saw a famed chef do it on her show yet this is the first time I’ve minced up the peppers to create a tapenade.

I have to say the flavor expands when the peppers are in bits and pieces and it makes it so much easier to eat.

I love veggie sandwiches with lots of sweet peppers and onions, and I have found that a little bit of good quality mayo, brings the flavor to yet, another level.  Please try it, you’ll agree!

This tapenade makes a wonderful appetizer for your cocktail party. Serve it with whole-grain crackers, pita, or Melba toast.  Happy holiday party!

Sweet Pepper Tapenade

Here’s the easy recipe.

Oven Roasted Sweet Pepper Tapenade
I of each: orange/red/yellow bell pepper
2 Italian green peppers
2 white onions
5 cloves minced garlic
3 T olive oil
½ t of each: oregano, thyme, sage, red pepper flakes
dash of salt and pepper

Process: Rinse and slice peppers and onions. In a small bowl add herbs, olive oil and minced garlic. Add this mixture to the sliced peppers.  Add salt and pepper and roast in a 400 F degree oven for about 25 minutes or until peppers are soft. Let cool. Add to a food processor and pulse. Serve on lightly toasted whole-grain bread, lightly spread with mayonnaise.

Sweet Pepper Tapenade


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