This year I found out there are a group of people making May 4th an unofficial holiday. As in May the Fourth Be With You. So being a Darth fan and a fan of cooking I had to come up with a dip. Actually I was just trying to figure out a way to use some avocado and tomatoes before they got too ripe. I didn't add the Greek yogurt to the mix until yesterday but it is devine. You can use sour cream if you must, but the Greek Yogurt is so much better for our figures.
This tastes good on taco chips potato chips maybe even Kale chips. I haven't been brave enough to try those yet. A lot of my chef heroes use kale in stuff and one of these days I will brave the green, but not today. Here's the recipe and May the Fourth be with you.
Two medium sized tomatoes
1/2 a medium onion
1 small lime
3-4 slices of roasted bell pepper
1 Cup of Greek Yogurt
1 clove of garlic (more if your adventurous)
1 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp cumin
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a food processor roughly chop the onion tomato avocado and grate garlic unless you don't mind biting down on chunks of garlic, or substitue 1 tsp garlic powder. I'm a garlic freak so I don't mind the bite. Add the zest of one lime and a few squeezes of lime juice (will make the avocado stay green) slices of roasted pepper yogurt chili powder and cumin and pulse until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
You can buy roasted peppers in a jar or you can pre roast them ahead of time. My preference is for letting a cooling grill roast my peppers I get the best char that way. You can also use a gas stove top to char the peppers. Well that doesn't seem to work with my current stove so what I do when I can't grill is cut the peppers into slices toss them with olive oil salt and pepper and let them oven roast on a 350 degree oven for an hour or so. Longer if you like.
After roasting or charring place peppers in a sealed container so the steam can get under the peel. After about fifteen minutes you can peel the peppers, but the peppers will still be hot. I let the peppers steam for about three hours the last time I did it, and not only were the peppers not hot, but I found them easier to peel. Some people use paper towels to rub off the skin, but I prefer to get my finger underneath the peel. It takes some practice but the results are sooooooooooooooooooooo tasty.