Creamy Red Pepper Spread with Dippers

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Put the kids to work peeling the garlic and juicing the lemon, and prepare for a week’s worth of lunches or after school snacks!

Tags: Easy, 20 Mins, Dips & Dressings, Snacks, Vegetables, Cheese, Rice & Grains, Blend, President's Choice Blue Menu, Vegetarian
Serves: 6
Skill level: Easy
Prep time: 5  minutes
Cooking time: 0  minutes
Total: 5  minutes

Additional Information

Ingredients

1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup (125 mL) PC Sliced Sweet Roasted Red Peppers drained
1/4 cup (50 mL) PC Blue Menu Light Mayonnaise Type Dressing
1 pkg (454 g) PC Organics Baby-Cut Carrots
1 pkg (200 g) PC Blue Menu Ancient Grains Snack Cracker
1 small clove garlic, peeled
1 pkg (250 g) no name Spreadable Light Cream Cheese

Instructions

  1. Turn food processor on. Add garlic clove through feed tube and process until minced. Turn machine off. Add cream cheese, red peppers, spread and lemon juice; process until very smooth, about 1 minute. Portion into individual plastic containers, about a scant 1/4 cup (50 mL) dip per portion. Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
  2. For each lunch, pack one portion of dip with 8 carrots and 10 crackers.

 

Chef's Tips

Instead of carrots and crackers, try using celery sticks, sliced apples or whole wheat pita crisps.

Nutritional Information

Per serving
Calories 230 Cal
Fat 12 g
Sodium 480 mg
Carbohydrate 24 g
Fibre 2 g
Protein 5 g