Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip

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As you know by now, I lived in the Middle East for over 16 years of my life.  I lived in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.  One of my favorite dips was Muhammara, however, this is not a Keto-friendly dish, considering it uses Pomegranate molasses and breadcrumbs as a binder. 

Although there is no substitution for Pomegranate molasses, I have found that Balsamic vinegar does the trick.  I have adapted this Keto version using Balsamic vinegar, a bit more red peppers, and walnuts, thus, not needing the addition of bread crumbs.   

Ideally, you would use the Greek peppers from Florina, Greece.  They are long sweet red peppers that taste great fried, roasted, or even raw on salads.  

florina red peppers

If you can’t find the Greek or Italian red roasted peppers in your local grocery store, then follow my recipe for Roasted Red Peppers in Olive Oil. If you live by Wholefoods then you can order the Divina Greek brand or you can order the Tragano brand from Amazon

roasted red peppers

The best thing about this recipe is that you throw everything in a food processor and blend.  It is an easy no-fuss recipe that packs a punch full of flavor.  

roasted red pepper and walnut dip

Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip

Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip

A delicious spread that can be eaten any day of the week or at any time of the day. You can serve this on Keto crackers, or even eat with cucumbers, baby carrots, or celery.
prep time
5 min
cooking time
5 min
total time
10 min


  • Food processor

  • Mixing bowl

  • Rubber spatula


  • 170 grams roasted red pepper (about 6 oz)

  • 2 cups walnuts

  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste

  • 2 Garlic cloves

  • 1 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar

  • 3 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Combine all ingredients in the food processor.
Pulse for 30-40 seconds until you form a smooth paste.
Transfer to a plate and serve.
Enjoy! Bon Appetit! Kali Orexi!


This makes a great dip for Crudites such as baby carrots, cucumber spears, or celery stalks. This can serve as the base of your vegetable low-carb wrap or can be served at your next cocktail party.

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