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Red-Pepper and Walnut Dip with Pomegranate


This recipe comes from our book "Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide."

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  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 2015


  • 4 pitted dates
  • 3 chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Toasted whole-grain pita bread


  1. Soak dates in hot water until softened, about 10 minutes; drain. Pulse dates, red peppers, pomegranate juice, walnuts, and red-pepper flakes in food processor until smooth. With machine running, slowly add olive oil until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper. Dip can be stored in refrigerator in an airtight container up to 3 days. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve with pita bread.

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  • MS10345291
    18 JAN, 2016
    This is a variation on a traditional Turkish dip. It was made with pomegranate molases not pomegranate juice. The juice would make it much too thin.
  • SallyBR
    11 AUG, 2015
    Way too much liquid in the form of pomegranate juice - I did not even add the full amount specified, I sensed it was probably too much liquid. Still instead of a dip it was more like a thick soup - the only way I could save it was pouring it over a coffee filter and allowing some liquid to drain off. It is a great dip, very nice flavor, but the recipe must be revised. Either use less pomegranate juice or substitute pomegranate molasses (smaller amount).