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“An American take on the classic Mediterranean recipe. A nice alternative to serve for friends with sesame allergies. Published in the Washington Post, July 2008. I'd double the recipe.”

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the oil over the garlic bulb and wrap it loosely in a double layer of aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes or until bulb is soft. Allow the garlic to cool, then slice 1/4 inch off the root end (bottom) and squeeze the roasted cloves into a blender or the bowl of a food processor.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring once or twice, for a few minutes, until the onion has softened and begun to brown.
  4. Transfer the onion to a blender or food processor, then add the drained peas, jarred pimentos or roasted red bell peppers and the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil; puree until smooth. Stop and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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