In a food processor combine all ingredients. Cover and process until almost smooth. Transfer to serving bowl. Cover and let stand at room temperature until ready to serve(up to 2 hours). Or cover and chill up to 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature about 1 hour before serving.
To serve, sprinkle lighlty with additional salt. Top with roasted red pepper strips and basil. Serve with crackers, baguette slices, or pita chips.