Sunday, October 10, 2010
I like peppers, chiles if you prefer. They are a very diverse, colorful, late season market item. Botanically they are a fruit but they are legally considered a vegetable in the US.
Here is a bowl of mixed sweet peppers from DeVulders Farms and a few hotties from Wilczewski Greenhouses. The dip in the center is humus with sun dried tomatoes from Sparrow Market. I remove the seeds from all but the smallest peppers, slice into strips, dip and eat. My favorite one is the poblano, which usually has just a mild touch of the chile heat, but can vary from sweet to fairly hot.
I first encountered humus as a dip from a vegan friend. At first I thought of it as her non-dairy substitute for a sour cream based dip, but now I really consider it my preferred dip for vegies. The humus (or homus) is available plain or with many added vegetable flavors such as tomatoes or garlic.
Posted by Glenn Thompson at 8:53 AM