I've really been enjoying cooking lately- it's amazing what you enjoy doing when you are home all day! However, I do feel like my life revolves around loading and unloading the dishwasher. Sigh
So, on to Htipiti! It's a Greek Dip that I first tasted in a little hippie grocery store- I fell in love with it, but did not want to spend $6.00 for the tiny little container, so I decided to give it a shot myself.
1 12oz Jar of Roasted Red Peppers (or equivalent of peppers you have roasted yourself!)
4 oz (1/2 cup) of Feta Cheese
1 tbsp. of Olive Oil
Red Pepper Flakes to taste
Minced Garlic to taste
The great thing about this recipe is it is highly customizable. You can try it by also adding a teaspoon of lemon juice, more garlic, less garlic, no garlic but a scallion- don't be afraid to play.
Drain your peppers (I also rinse them off in cold water), then lightly squeeze them in a paper towel. You want to remove as much liquid as possible. Also, remove any skin you see on the peppers.
Add your peppers, feta cheese (I used 1/2 heaping cup of crumbles, if you use regular, drain off the liquid and then cut it in to chunks), garlic, pepper flakes and olive oil to your food processor. I use around 4 shakes of the pepper flakes and 3 spoonfuls of garlic- I really like garlic.)
I put some minced garlic in, then added a little "juice" from the garlic jar, which made the dip a little runnier than I was expecting- but it still tastes good!
I think this would make a fantastic alternative to tomato sauce on pizza as well- my mouth is watering just thinking about it! I eat it with Pita Chips! Yum yum.
Refrigerate after it's made and enjoy!