Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Red Capsicum and Walnut Dip - A Lebanese Dip

Eating Chips or crackers is incomplete without a Dip.
Here is a healthy and tasty Lebanese Dip that goes well with any kind of crackers especially Lavash.
It also goes well with Toasted Pita bread.
Simple to make and very healthy too.
Both Red peppers or Red Capsicum and Walnuts are very good for our health.
Red peppers contain almost 300 percent of your daily vitamin C intake.
Red bell peppers are a great source of vitamin B6 and magnesium.
Red bell peppers are packed with antioxidants.
Burn more calories with red bell peppers.Walnuts are revered since ancient times as a symbol of intellectuality, since their kernels have convoluted surface inside the shell resembling as that of brain! The nuts are enriched with many health-benefiting nutrients, especially Ω-3 fatty acids that are essential for optimum health. The nuts are rich source of energy and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
Here is a simple lebanese Dip which you will love.

Red Pepper / Red Capsicum - 1
Green chilly - finely chopped - 1/2 tsp
Toasted bread crumbs - 2 tbsp
Walnuts - roughly chopped - 1/2 cup
lemon juice - 1 tsp
Pomegranate juice/powder - 1 tbsp (if you dont have this, dont worry, you need not add it )
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Olive oil - 2 tsp

Roast the red capsicum on an open flame till the skin is charred.
 Now remove from flame, and allow to cool.
Remove the charred skin, cut the red capsicum into 4 pieces and remove the seeds and discard.
Now blend this red capsicum along with all the other ingredients to form a smooth paste.
"Red Capsicum and Walnut dip" is ready to be served with Lavash.

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