Roasted red pepper snack with cream cheese topping
The first thing I need when I get home after a long day's work is a light snack. Needless to say, a person starving for a snack wouldn't have a lot of time or energy to prepare it. If it is a healthy one, that is definitely an added bonus. Most of my evening bites are sweet, but there are times when I need something salty and spicy. This is an adaptation from a delightful appetizer by the American Heart Association.


red bell pepper - 1
flavored or fat-free cream cheese - 4 oz.
powdered almonds - 3 tbsp
ground pepper - 1/2 tsp
sliced almonds - 1 tbsp
oi - 1 tsp
salt to taste


Cut red pepper into 1 inch squares. Heat oil in a frying pan. Add sliced red peppers and stir fry with a pinch of salt and ground pepper for a couple of minutes. Leave it on for a few minutes. Remove from fire when the peppers just start getting grilled, while they and still crisp. Arrange on a serving plate.

Mix cream cheese with almond powder and beat until combined. Place cream cheese mixture in a piping bag
or cake decorator. Run it imaginatively on each pepper slice. Decorate with sliced almonds.
14 Responses
  1. Sneha Benny Says:

    Red bell pepper and cream cheese both are good combination. Looks like this dish is very easy to make.

  2. Looks yummy, should have tasted divine.

  3. Kathlyn Says:

    How come when I click on a recipe that looks delicious, I get sent right to you? Can't wait to try this!

  4. so delicious and very inviting !!

  5. Pushpa Says:

    Nice combination looks creamy and delicious.

  6. aipi Says:

    Will make for a perfect appetizer- bright n colorful!

    US Masala

  7. Alessandra Says:

    Lovely appetizer! I am also a vegetarian, I'll follow you :-)


  8. sounds interesting ....
    looks rich and delicious dear :)

  9. Priya Says:

    Cathcy and very interesting starter,awesome!

  10. Sarah Naveen Says:

    that looks so delicious..

  11. Catherine Says:

    Thanks for sharing your recipe and your tips as well, great help for me as a newbie in the kitchen, just starting ang enjoying cooking.

  12. looks simply amazing...mmm...truly mouthwatering..
    First time here...u hv a wonderful space..visit mine as time permits.

  13. Indie.Tea Says:

    I need a snack when I get home also. This looks like a great idea, healthy but very snackable - finger-food, easy to pick up. Yum!

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