Tofu & Roasted Red Pepper Dip

So after making tortilla chips, I obviously needed a fun dip to go with it. I love making salsa and guacamole from scratch but was in the mood for something new…

I decided to make a roasted red pepper and tofu dip using a recipe from the cookbook “Totally Vegetarian” by Toni Fiore who is the host of the TV show, “Delicious TV’s Totally Vegetarian”.

This dip was so easy to make, seriously you just throw everything in the blender…It doesn’t get much better than that. Also it’s not only a delicious and easy dip to make but it’s also highly nutritious. For example, in one 1/4 cup serving of this dip, you are getting 137 milligrams of potassium, 6 grams of protein, 34% of your daily vitamin A, and a whopping 100% of your daily vitamin C.

So if you are in the mood for a creamy new dip that’s delicious and nutritious, try this recipe!

Roasted Red Pepper and Tofu Dip Recipe

Now simply blend into your dip!

Makes 2 cups

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 package of extra firm tofu
  • 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 1 eight-ounce jar of roasted red peppers
  • Pinch of sea salt

Super difficult instructions, ready?

Take your drained and dried extra firm tofu and put it in the blender. Next put your 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup of lemon juice, eight-ounces of roasted peppers as well as your pinch of sea salt in the blender.

Blend until ultra-smooth and creamy. Transfer to a bowl and serve.

Homemade baked chips & red pepper dip

If you prefer, you can put in the fridge for an hour before serving so it’s more chilled.

Also if you want a chunkier dip, you can process everything in the blender BUT the peppers. Then either process the peppers in your food processor or cut by hand and mix in the chunks afterwards by hand. This will give you a more textured dip.

Enjoy this roasted red pepper and tofu dip served with homemade baked tortilla chips or fresh cut vegetables like carrots, celery, broccoli and cauliflower.

This is a great little appetizer to keep in the fridge and have while making dinner or relaxing but can also be a great appetizer for a party. You could bake up some tortilla chips and serve it with this roasted red pepper and tofu dip, guacamole, and fresh salsa. Additionally like I mentioned before, you could also set out fresh vegetables to enjoy with the roasted red pepper and tofu dip.

Nutrition Facts

Roasted Red Pepper & Tofu Dip Nutrition Facts

Roasted Red Pepper & Tofu Dip Nutrition Facts 2

I calculated the nutrition facts based on the consumption of 1/4 cup of this dip. If you have a 1/4 cup serving, then this dip will yield eight servings. So in one serving of this roasted red pepper and tofu dip, you are consuming 143 calories and 12 grams of fat, those grams of fat mostly coming from the olive oil. There is also six grams of protein and 137 milligrams of potassium. You are getting just 3 grams of carbohydrates, almost a gram coming from your dietary fiber.

Moving on to vitamins and minerals in one serving of this dip…You are getting 5% of your daily vitamin B-6, 34% of your daily vitamin A, and 100% of your daily vitamin C. Additionally you are getting 6% of your daily iron and 6% of your daily calcium.

The complete nutrition facts can be seen in the images above and have been calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.

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