Served with your favourite finger food, this is an absolutely amazing snacker with a super persistent taste, great flavours and a lot of calories. That's true. Red pepper dips are usually full of calories and are thus not recommended to those following a strict diet. But what are we tell you that you can enjoy this delicious snacker with your favourite finger food while keeping the calories in check? You'd probably love it. So, here is an easy recipe to make low-calorie red pepper dip at home.

  • Covering an oven tray with foil, turn the griller on to high heat.  Move on and place the whole bell peppers on the tray and then adjust the tray in the upper section of the oven. Letting the peppers roast for 25 minutes, keep turning them every 5 minutes for better cooking. 
  • Once your peppers become black and crispy, take them out and let the oven cool.
  • Take a frying pan and spray it over 5 times with low-fat cooking spray, now take the onions, coriander along with cumin and stir them together in the pan. Keep adding a few drops of water to let the ingredients cook better then transfer this mixture to a food processor bowl and let it cool, make a fine paste with it.
  • By this time your bell peppers would have cooled, so, deseed them and peel them, cutting them into smaller pieces later.
  • Finally, take the pepper pieces, red chilli, garlic, chickpeas, sweet chilli sauce about 2 teaspoons and lemon zest, add it to the onion mixture and turn on the food processor to make a fine paste.
  • Complete the dish with salt and pepper and sweet chilli sauce and serve.

Red Pepper Dip Recipe Card

Enjoy this red pepper dip with your favourite finger foods without even worrying about calories.

Total Time :
40 min
Preparation Time :
10 min
Cooking Time :
30 min
Servings :
8
Cooking Level :
Low
Course:
Others
Calories:
95
Cuisine:
Indian
Author:
Poornima Pandey

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Red Bell Peppers
  • Low Fat Cooking Spray
  • 1 Small Onion(Finely Chopped)
  • 2 Teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 2 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 800g Canned Chickpeas
  • 4 Garlic Cloves(Peeled And Crushed)
  • 2 Red Chilli
  • (Deseeded And Roughly Chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoon Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • 1 Lemon
  • (Finely Grated Zest)
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste

Instructions

Step 1
Cover the oven tray with foil and turn the griller on high heat.
Step 2
Place whole bell peppers over the tray and allow it to roast in the oven for 25 minutes, while turning them every 5 minutes.
Step 3
Meanwhile, spray a frying pan 5 times with low fat cooking spray and cook onions, coriander and cumin in it.
Step 4
Transfer the mixture to a food processor bowl to let it cool.
Step 5
Deseed and peel the bell peppers and cut small piece out of it.
Step 6
Take the rest of the ingredient along with cubed bell peppers and add it to the onion mixture.
Step 7
Blitz in the food processor and season with salt, pepper and sweet chili sauce to serve.