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A quick and easy Cajun dip recipe made with roasted red bell pepper, fresh garlic, creamy yogurt and sour cream, and a spicy seasoning blend, perfect for parties when you need big flavor fast.
We're whipping up a super quick and super easy Creamy Cajun Dip in the Chili Pepper Madness kitchen, my friends. Are you ready for some? Bust out the chips! It's MUNCHIE time.
If you’re going to be hanging out on the lake on a lazy summer day, you gotta bring along something to snack on. Jumping in and out of the water builds up a bit of an appetite. It isn’t like you can easily serve up a three-course meal on a lake boat, and who would want to anyway?
You want something easy to make, something portable, something you can dig into, something everyone will love.
Don’t worry. I got you covered.
Dips are perfect for taking along for a day on the lake. Whipping them together takes very little time and you can toss it into a container with a lid and bring it with you along with a bag of Doritos.
Patty goes insane for Doritos, and I enjoy them because of the variety of bold flavors available. You already know how much we love BOLD FLAVORS! Today I’m serving our dip with Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos, though you can use your favorite.
This recipe only includes 6 ingredients. This is all you need…
We have ourselves a red bell pepper, green onion, plain yogurt, crema, Cajun seasonings and fresh garlic. Simple enough! The dip has a bit of a spicy kick, so PERFECT for pairing with Doritos. The flavors truly complement each other.
Try my Homemade Cajun Seasoning blend for this.
And, I mentioned it would be EASY, right?
Spicy Cajun Dip Ingredients
- Red Bell Pepper. 1.
- Plain Yogurt. ¾ cup.
- Mexican Crema or Sour Cream. ¼ cup.
- Garlic. 2 cloves, minced.
- Green Onion. 2 tablespoons, chopped.
- Cajun Seasonings. 1 tablespoon.
- Bag of Your Favorite Doritos. For serving.
How to Make This Spicy Cajun Dip - the Recipe Method
All you need to do is roast the bell pepper, then toss everything into a food processor. It will be easiest to roast the pepper in the oven if you’ve never done it before.
We have some information you can follow – How to Roast Chili Peppers – but in a nutshell, set your oven to BROIL. Slice the red bell pepper in half down the middle and place them skin sides up on a large baking sheet.
Set them into the oven beneath the broiler, about half way down in the oven, not too close to the heating element. Let the peppers roast about 15 minutes, or until the skins blacken and bubble up. Remove them and let them cool a bit. Like so…
Once they’ve cooled, peel off the skins – they come off very easily, then toss the peppers into a food processor along with all of the other ingredients.
Process it up and BOOM! Just about done!
All you have left to do is pour the dip into a container for bringing out to the lake. If you want to get REALLY creative, bring some extra chopped red pepper and green onions for a bit of garnish.
Only if you want a few “oohs” and “aahs” for presentation.
Consider this recipe for any of your summertime gatherings – think Memorial Day or Fourth of July. We all need quick and easy recipes. This is one that surely delivers. Keep it in your back pocket for when you need a bold and tasty recipe, STAT!
Storage & Leftovers
Storing your Spicy Cajun Dip in an airtight container in the fridge may allow you to store the leftovers for up to 3-4 days. To maximize the storage life, make sure to refrigerate it promptly.
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Spicy Cajun Dip Recipe
- 1 red bell pepper
- ¾ cup plain yogurt
- ¼ cup Mexican crema or sour cream
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasonings
- Bag of your favorite Doritos for serving
- Set your oven to BROIL. Slice the red bell pepper in half down the middle and place them skin sides up on a large baking sheet.
- Set them into the oven beneath the broiler, about half way down in the oven, not too close to the heating element.
- Roast about 15 minutes, or untilthe skins blacken and bubble up. Remove, cool enough to handle, and peel away the skins.
- Add the roasted red pepper, yogurt, crema or sour cream, garlic, green onion and Cajun seasoning to a food processor blender. Process until smooth.
- Serve in a bowl with Doritos!