Peppered Pistachio Dip

Pistachios are creamy nuts that serve as a great base for dip. This ingredient list may seem somewhat uncommon, but the flavors this recipe brings to the table will not disappoint! The hot peppers and lemon juice breathe life into the pistachios, while the nuts add crunch and texture. Try adding diced tomatoes to this dip for a salsa-like version! It is perfect with crudité or slices of crunchy endive lettuce.

• Yields 1 cup dip
• 1⁄4 cup chopped jalapeño
• 1⁄2 cup roasted red peppers (jarred)
• 1⁄4 cup unsalted, unshelled pistachios
• 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
• 1⁄4 cup olive oil
• 11⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice
• Salt, to taste

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until desired consistency is reached. Refrigerate until ready to serve.