Season 10 alum and cool food blogger Sarah Sellers has been posting her viewing-party snack recipes in Reality Rocks for two "Idol" seasons now, and she's back this year to get your mouth watering every night of Season 12.
Tonight, Vegas Week begins with the first 10 female semifinalists, so for tonight's viewing, Sarah is of course inspired by Sin City. "I love Las Vegas, and I love the craps table, so I wanted to pay homage to the poker chip with my herbed cream cheese and bell pepper chips," Sarah explains.
Try your luck and whip this up tonight!
Herbed Cream Cheese & Bell Pepper Chips
- 1 red bell pepper, cored and seeded
- 1 green bell pepper, cored and seeded
- 1 yellow bell pepper, cored and seeded
- 1/4 cup loosely packed flat leaf parsley
- 1 tbsp fresh thyme
- 1 tbsp fresh dill
- 1 block cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 large avocado
- 3 garlic cloves, pressed
- 1 tbsp black olives, minced
To make the poker chips, use a 1.5" pastry cutter or small lid to cut circles into the flesh of the bell peppers. Reserve the remaining bell pepper scraps for later use.
Pile the parsley, thyme, and dill on a cutting board and mince. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, avocado, garlic, and a tablespoon of the herb mixture until nice and smooth.
Spoon a tablespoon of the cheese mixture on each bell pepper round (poker chip) and sprinkle with the black olives. Top with a dash of the fresh herbs.
Check out Sarah's food and music blogs at http://sarahsmusicalkitchen.com