Quick Bites from Pender

Smoky Roasted Tomato Dip – Recipe

In Recipes on November 30, 2009 at 9:25 pm

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Smoky Tomato Dip

(makes just over 1 cup)

Slow Roasted Tomato Halves 12 (from med-lge tomatoes)
Smoked Tofu 200g (7 oz)
Pine Nuts 40g (1.5 oz) (½c)
Shallot, chopped 30g (1 oz) (¼c)
Garlic, halved 1 clove
Italian Parsley or Cilantro Small handful
Tomato Concentrate 45ml (3T) or 1t tomato paste
Olive Oil 45ml (3T) + more for drizzling
Water 30ml (2T)
Smoked Paprika 2ml (¼t)
S+P TT

C=cup                   T=tablespoon

t=teaspoon        TT=to taste

Remove the bitter green root from both halves of the garlic.  Puree the tomato halves, tofu, pine nuts, shallot, garlic, parsley or cilantro, tomato concentrate or paste and olive oil in a food processor.  Slowly drizzle in the water, and continue to puree until smooth.  Remove to a bowl, and season with paprika and salt & pepper.

Serve with crackers & crudités.

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Tips

  • This dip is RED.  Can you say Christmas party?
  • Everyone from meat maniac to vegan will love its deep, complex flavours.  Very umami.
  • If you have to use tomato paste, then increase the water to 45ml or 3T
  • You could substitute sundried tomato for the oven roasted ones if that’s what you have.  Use fewer sundried, and omit the tomato paste.  You may want to add a little more tofu and olive oil & water to mellow out the strong tomato flavour.
  • The pine nuts add richness, but almonds could be used to help save the Christmas budget.

Tips

· This dip is RED.  Can you say Christmas party?

· Everyone from meat maniac to vegan will love its deep, complex flavours.  Very umami.

· If you have to use tomato paste, then increase the water to 45ml or 3T

· You could substitute sundried tomato for the oven roasted ones if that’s what you have.  Use fewer sundried, and omit the tomato paste.  You may want to add a little more tofu and olive oil & water to mellow out the strong tomato flavour.

· The pine nuts add richness, but almonds could be used to help save the Christmas budget.

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