Walnut Red Pepper Dip

Walnut Red Pepper Dip

This is one of my favorite recipes. It’s super simple, quick to make, and has just a few ingredients. This dip makes a great snack with chips, crackers, or vegetables. It’s also my go-to recipe when I need to bring something to share for a party. This dip works with many special dietary needs; it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly…depending on what you serve it with, of course!

I found this recipe many years ago in Sunset Magazine; in fact, the original magazine clipping is still kept safe within my recipe book.

Prep time: about 15 minutes. Makes 2 cups.


  • 2 cups shelled walnut pieces
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sugar (can substitute honey if desired)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 jar (12 oz.) roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2Tbsp olive oil
  • 2tsp lemon juice

Walnut Red Pepper Dip

In a food processor, add the walnuts, cumin, sugar, and salt.

Walnut Red Pepper Dip

Pulse until the walnuts are finely ground.

Walnut Red Pepper Dip

Add the drained peppers, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice.

Walnut Red Pepper Dip

Whirl until smooth. That’s it!

Walnut Red Pepper Dip

The dip keeps well in the refrigerator for a few days. It has a mild and delicate flavor, so I suggest pairing it with something that won’t overpower the flavor. Here’s my favorite gluten-free combo: Walnut red pepper dip with Blue Diamond Nut Thins!

Walnut Red Pepper Dip


About Carla

My name is Carla Bray, and I'm a website designer and developer. I provide website design, content management, copywriting, and SEO. My goal is to create simple websites that look clean, are easy to navigate, and quick to find the information you want. I'm also a social media guru...in other words, I spend way too much time on the web. Just to give you an example, I implemented and maintain a Facebook page for The Path Bike Shop, a local bike shop in Tustin, CA. This page has grown to almost 2500 "likes", an accomplishment I am very proud of. I live gluten-free since I have been allergic to wheat ever since childhood. My website "Gluten Free Fever" can tell you all about living gluten-free in Portland, OR...and I can tell you for certain, there's tons of great stuff in this town. I'm an avid bicyclist. I love all sorts of riding: mountain biking, commuting, cyclocross, and BMX. I enjoyed playing outside in the dirt since I was a kid, and I guess that's something I will never outgrow. My other interests include music, swimming, TRX training, yoga, reading, fiction (I'm a sucker for debut novels), libraries, cooking (and eating) gluten-free, blogging, and knitting. I currently live in Portland, Oregon, where I covet and cherish any sunny day that happens to come along.

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