Superbowl Snacks: Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Omg. The Superbowl is almost here. One of the biggest days of the year is just around the corner. And you know what I’ll be doing during the game? Most likely blogging. Maybe watching a little Jersey Shore. And hopefully consuming delicious food from my Sunday Funday cooking extravaganza. No, I will not be watching the Super Bowl. No, I will not be cooking Super Bowl food to bring to someone’s house to watch the big game. And no, I will not be rooting for any team. Because it’s dumb. And boring. Watching sports is like watching paint dry. It’s pointless. Ok, now that I pissed all of you sports fans off, I’ll apologize and change the subject. And do not comment that CrossFit is a sport. I consider it my workout. And the guys I watch workout are all half naked while working out, count me in as a participant in that “sport”.

I just drank a “dirty chai” and my stomach might explode from this sugar bomb. Abort. Never doin’ that sh*t again.

But back to the super bowl. People really only like special days like this because of the food that is involved. That’s why you just googled ‘super bowl food’ or ‘paleo super bowl food’ and you mouth started salivating. Pavlov style. Well since I’ve never really been to a Super Bowl party, I had to think of things I would want to snack on. But that’s too simple to me. All I really want to snack on is nuts (insert dumb jokes here. original.) shredded meat, and anything involving sweet potatoes. So I had to think a little bit more to satisfy all of you sports snacking freaks out there. That wasn’t an insult. If you like snacking, I like you. Sports or not.

I used this dip for everything. Sweet potato chips. Shredded chicken. Ham, rolled up in lil fruit roll ups-minus the fruit. Celery. Really anything, honestly. It’s pretty stupid delicious. And simple. I also ate it by the spoonful. Stop judging me.


Superbowl Snacks: Roasted Red Pepper Dip

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4+ 1x


  • 1 (12-14 ounce) jar of roasted red pepper
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 12 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt, to taste


  1. Pull out your handy dandy food processor.
  2. Add roasted red peppers and garlic clove. Turn on to puree.
  3. Then add your walnuts and turn food processor back on to make a paste.
  4. Add olive oil, onion powder, and salt. Puree all until you get the consistency you like.
  5. Serve or chill first before serving.


If you can find a jar of roasted red peppers WITH garlic cloves included, even better! Grab it! Save yourself garlic fingers.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


59 thoughts on “Superbowl Snacks: Roasted Red Pepper Dip”

  1. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! Am totally making and bringing this and some slow cooker beef so I have some delicious noshes on Sunday. And no guilt. LOVE your recipes girl!

  2. Right there with you. I don’t see the necessity of having an entire season (Pre-season) before the official season. The next six months of my life I avoid social networking like the plague so I don’t have to see all the hoopla about players, bad ref calls, injuries, and all the other pointless crap. Besides everyone knows the best thing about the Super Bowl is the commercials.

      1. Damn, you’d think for as much as I love food I would have gotten that. I guess I was blinded by the annual adverts to call Pizza Hut and Domino’s for all your super bowl needs. Since finding Italian pizza those venues just don’t hold the same allure.

  3. Love it, love it, love it! We’re not really going to watch the game either so…you want some cooking buddies J and I will happily oblige 🙂

  4. your recipes looks delicious and I am just starting out on my Paleo lifestyle. btw… I like your sense of humor …. a lot 🙂 thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. This dip is YUMMY! My cuisinart is DEAD, so used my VitaMix instead, stellar. So good with the sweet potato chips! Got my shirt in the mail today! So perfect, it’s sunny and 68 degrees in ATL! Did I read that you’re going to have a tank in black?

  6. You have become my ultimate go to for a good laugh and awesome recipes. When reading your blog, i find myself nodding in agreeance…you say a lot of what i think…so great 🙂

      1. I have tried quiet a few of your recipes! For superbowl I made the sweet potato chips and the red pepper dip…I’ve actually made the dip again since then!! I also just this week made the Meatza my way which was a HUGE yummy. kids loved it! keep the awesome recipes coming 😀

  7. Made this tonight, as I’ve got a competition tomorrow and won’t have much time between now and Sunday to cook everything that I need to. I used pecans because I’m and idiot and forgot to get walnuts. I added some crushed red pepper flakes for a little kick. Super yummy!
    I bet it would also be good with some chili powder…it would have more of a taco/mexican flare. I’ll have to try it out and report back 🙂

    Do you think something like this would work with artichoke hearts? I’ve been craving spinach and artichoke dip, but don’t want the dairy.

    1. Yum taco flare sounds awesome!! I’ll have to try to think of something for artichoke hearts. I don’t think I’ll have one for you by Sunday though 🙁

  8. Instead of buying jarred roasted red peppers I want to roast mine fresh on the grill…. How many peppers would you say the canned version contains? The weight will shrink significantly after cooking which is why I ask.

  9. I’m not a ‘football guy’ but had to watch the big game just to retain my man card. Thankfully I could cook during the game so I made the sweet potato chips and this dip. What a great combination! Thanks Juli! (you can tell how much I don’t care about football… It’s the 4th quarter and I’m posting on here)

  10. Just wanted to report back and let you know that the red pepper dip and the sweet potato chips were a hit at the Superbowl party I went to. I only took half of the chips I made because they were too amazingly good to share all of them! Crack like really.

  11. I made this for Superbowl and the only problem was there wasn’t enough! I’ll be making this again next time I need a chip/dip fix, thanks!

  12. Wow!!!! I absolutely love this dip. I can’t believe there isn’t cream or cheese in it. Thank you so much!

  13. I’m allergic to nuts, minus almonds for some odd reason. any suggestions on what I could replace the walnuts with? would almonds taste ok? thanks!!

  14. I don’t have a food processor, is there another way to get it like this? Giving up snacking on hummus and other dips was hard, but this seems like a great alternative.

  15. Yes I do, thats what I was thinking I might use. If I wanted to buy a pretty good food processor what should I be looking at?

    1. I have a cuisinart 9 cup food processor and it’s perfect!! it’s a bit expensive but seriously worth every penny. if you’re not ready to spend all the money on a kitchen appliance, i see them at thrift stores (cheaper ones usually) all the time and they are still great!

  16. Absolutely delicious!! I’ve made it twice now with walnuts and almonds. I added some hot sauce to one batch and flax meal to another to thicken it up! Both were super yummy! I cut up some fresh veggies for dipping and practically ate it in one sitting! Oops! Thanks do much for the reciepe! I love your blog- you’re hesterical!

  17. Just made this with fire roasted red peppers for a little smoky flavor. So good. Love your blog and recipes!

  18. This is WONDERFUL. I’m wondering if I should have drained the roasted red peppers to thicken up the dip? I added more walnuts instead. Maybe it will thicken with chilling. But even if it doesn’t, I don’t care. This is incredible. I cannot BELIEVE there’s no dairy in it. It’s so creamy!

  19. sure, I am like a year late to finding your blog, but this recipe looks genius regardless.

    Question, any idea how long this can last in the fridge? I just want to make some and take a little to work with me.

  20. I whipped this up tonight in no time at all when the evening grumblies struck. Happy, happy mouth. Yum! I spread this on some quinoa crisps for a quick evening snack. Arguably not 100% Paleo – but 100% awesome nonetheless. Thanks, Juli!

  21. Juli, I meant to comment on this recipe ages ago, when I first tried it for a little gathering at work. This dip is fantastic! We consumed it with veggies, with pretzels, tortilla chips (well, my coworkers tried it with the chips), and I even tried it with fruit! The flavor of the dip was complimented by each of the delivery methods…which should be a little odd, but wasn’t. It’s just amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

  22. This is happening today! All i want is super bowl food but we already had our cheat meal yesterday. You just saved the day….ps big fan of all your meals and witty banter

  23. I made this once before and loved the texture and creaminess, but I found it a bit bland (even with added Sriracha. Today, I threw in an jalepeno, and it has much more of a kick. Will likely add 2-3 next time. Love this blog!!

  24. This sounds perfect for a veggie/dip tray I’m supposed to provide for a shower. Does it get better if it sits in the fridge a few days? With it being a cold dip, I wondered. Make ahead potential?

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