Roasted Red Pepper Dip for Summer's Simple Soirées

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The beginning of summer means a few things, but maybe the most important is that it’s the beginning of backyard barbecues and potluck parties.

I’m sure quite a few of you are hosting parties this summer and even more of you are planning to attend some fun soirees like graduation parties, birthday parties and classic Sunday suppers. I don’t know about you, but I love showing up to a party with something delicious in hand. And that something delicious has to also be something that can handle a trip in the car to a friend’s house in the summer heat.

One of my go-to potluck style dishes is this Roasted Red Pepper Dip from Ellie Krieger. The original recipe calls for almonds, but I like to give it a nice salty kick and replace the almonds with feta. It gives the dip a smooth and creamy consistency, which makes it perfect for some serious pita chip dipping. Not to mention it’s easy to bring to a friend's house, and I can promise that your friends will become addicted to this dip as I am — they'll be begging you for the recipe.

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained
1 clove garlic
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

Put the feta into a processor along with the drained roasted red peppers, garlic, olive oil and red pepper flakes. Pulse for 1-2 minutes until the mixture is smooth and then serve immediately with pita chips.

Gaby Dalkin is a chef, photographer/food stylist, enthusiastic traveler and guacamole fanatic. She is the founder of What’s Gaby Cooking , where she showcases her simple and sassy recipes that feature whichever ingredients she is currently obsessing over. She lives in Los Angeles with her fiancé, Thomas, and her cat, Stella.

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