12 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup dip and 4 chips)

Howard Alt's addition of allspice to a fairly traditional Tex-Mex dip gives it a unique flavor. We've included homemade tortilla chips in the recipe, but you can also serve the dip with fresh vegetables.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler.

Step 2

Cut the bell pepper in half lengthwise, discarding seeds and membranes. Place the bell pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet, and flatten with hand. Broil for 5 minutes or until blackened. Place the bell pepper in a zip-top plastic bag, and seal. Let stand for 5 minutes, and peel. Place the bell pepper and the next 12 ingredients (bell pepper through garlic) in a food processor, and process until smooth. Spoon into a bowl, and garnish with chopped bell pepper, if desired.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 4

Arrange the tortilla wedges in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until golden. Serve the dip with chips.

Ratings & Reviews

julietim's Review

September 02, 2010
This is a fabulous and healthy dip. Great with chips or carrots. I take it to parties frequently and am always complimented. And to top it all off it is super easy to make.