Red and Green Bell Pepper Boats
- 1 medium green bell pepper
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 4 ounces low-fat cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon salt-free lemon pepper seasoning blend
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- Cut each bell pepper in half lengthwise; discard the stems, ribs, and seeds.
- Cut each half into six pieces.
- Arrange the pieces with the skin side down on a decorative serving platter. Set aside.
- In a medium skillet, dry-roast the almonds over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
- ransfer 1 tablespoon of the almonds to a small plate and reserve for garnishing.
- Process the remaining almonds in a food processor or blender for 15 to 20 seconds, or until finely ground.
- In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, lemon pepper seasoning blend, and lemon juice with an electric mixer for 1 to 2 minutes, or until creamy.
- Add the ground almonds and beat for 10 seconds, or until combined.
- Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a wide star or round tip.
- Or snip the corner off a resealable plastic bag (a plastic freezer bag works well) and spoon in the mixture.
- Pipe about 1 teaspoon of the mixture onto each bell pepper piece.
- Garnish with the sliced almonds.
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