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Simple and Healthy Red Pepper, Pomegranate and Walnut Dip

Spring is a time to refresh. Not just your home, but where you reside everyday – your body. Taking the first step to improve your health starts with what you fill your body with each day. The food you choose directly impacts your health so it’s important to choose smart alternatives. If you or a loved one is a big snacker, check out our simple and healthy red pepper, pomegranate and walnut dip recipe. This dip can be stored in an ait-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days – perfect if you have enough self-control to avoid eating it all in one sitting! 

Ingredients for Red Pepper, Pomegranate & Walnut Dip 

  • 3 roasted red peppers
  • ½ cup pomegranate juice
  • ½ cup toasted walnuts
  • 4 pitted dates
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
  • Pomegranate seeds 
  • Coarse salt and black pepper 
  • Toasted pita breads or chips for dipping

How to Make Red Pepper, Pomegranate & Walnut Dip

  1. Soak the dates in hot water for about 10 minutes until they’re softened. After soaking, drain all the water from the dates as best you can. 
  2. Next, grab your food processor and pulse the dates, roasted red peppers, pomegranate juice, walnuts and red pepper flakes until the mixture becomes smooth. 
  3. With the food processor still running, slowly pour in your extra virgin olive oil until it’s thoroughly combined with the rest of the mixture. 
  4. Taste the dip and season with salt and pepper to your heart’s content. 
  5. Garnish the dip with pomegranate seeds and we recommend serving it with toasted pita breads or salty pita chips. 
  6. Enjoy! 

Come to Lester Senior Living for Lunch

If you’d like to try more recipes like this one and are interested in active senior living, come visit our chefs for lunch at Lester Senior Living. They love to think of new, innovative recipes to serve our senior residents that prioritize nutrition, dietary needs and even Kosher preferences. Some of our favorite meals include herb roasted chicken, beef stroganoff, and hearty lentil soup – just to name a few. While you enjoy our delicious food, you could also take a tour of our beautiful community and meet some of the friendly faces that make Lester Senior Living a truly wonderful place to live. 

To learn more about senior living in Morris County, NJ, please contact us today: (973) 929-2725. You could also visit our website for more information on all of our senior living communities a part of the Jewish Community Housing Corporation (JCHC): https://jchcorp.org/