Roasted Red Pepper Dip (Paleo, Whole30 + Dairy-free)

This oven baked roasted red pepper dip is a warm and creamy dip that’s an indulgent tasting appetizer. With so much flavor, no one will ever guess that it’s dairy-free. An easy and healthy recipe that can be prepped in under 10 minutes, be sure to serve this colorful dip at your next party or family gathering!

Horizontal image of roasted red pepper dip in a bowl with a serving spoon and chopped veggies scattered around bowl. Dip is topped with fresh chopped parsley.

Prep tips for this red pepper dip

Since this is a warm dip, you’ll want to dig into it right out of the oven. If you are taking it to a gathering at someone else’s house, you can easily prep it in advance and stick it in the oven when you arrive. It only takes 20 minutes to warm up, so it’s the perfect on the go appetizer you can take anywhere.

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Use a high-powered blender

Cashews form part of the creamy base for this recipe, so you’ll need a high-powered blender or food processor to get the dip nice and creamy. For blenders, we recommend either a vitamix, blendtec or Ninja blender. A food processor with the S-blade will work also, just dump the ingredients in and process until everything is smooth and creamy.

Vertical close up image of dipping a piece of celery into the roasted red pepper dip.

Paleo + Whole30 Dipping options

There are a lot of options for dipping with this warm and creamy roasted red pepper dip. I like pairing a creamy dip with some crunch, so for Whole30 compliance I opted for crunchy sliced veggies. Sliced celery was my favorite. Carrots and radishes worked well too. For Paleo options, there are clean chips/crackers you can use for dipping. Some of our favorites:

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Your turn to try this warm and flavorful dip

Whether you just want to make a fun appetizer to watch the game on TV at home or you’re heading out to a holiday gathering or party, make this easy roasted red pepper dip. It’s going to be a new family favorite! Leave a comment below and let us know how it goes. Also, take a photo and tag us on Instagram @realsimplegood, so we can check it out.


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Roasted Red Pepper Dip (Paleo, Whole30 + Dairy-free)

4.7 from 20 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 8
Author: Justin Winn
This oven baked roasted red pepper dip is a warm and creamy dip that's an indulgent treat. No one will ever guess that it's dairy-free, Paleo + Whole30.
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Ingredients

For the sauce:

  • 2 cups raw cashews (unsalted)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 jar roasted red peppers, drained (12 oz)
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (or sub garlic oil)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

For the rest:

  • 1 can artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped (14.5 oz)
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, chopped

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Place all of the sauce ingredients into a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend/process until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  • Prepare artichoke hearts and spinach as noted. Place them in a 8×8 baking dish.
  • Pour the sauce into the baking dish and mix with a spoon to distribute the spinach and artichokes.
  • Place in the oven to bake for 20 minutes. Don't overcook, as the sauce will dry out a lot on the edges. Remove from the oven and give the dish a quick stir. Serve warm with your favorite dipping options.
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