Culinary Inspiration

Bell peppers make a great addition to many kinds of dishes. Add them to stir fry, casseroles, and salads for a pop of color and a burst of flavor. They’re also great when eaten raw for a crisp and refreshing snack. If you’re not convinced of the powers of these peppers, consider pairing them with California walnuts! This power pairing has complementary textures and flavors which makes for a winning combination.

Dinner Delights

Thanks to their versatility and flavor, both bell peppers and walnuts are easy to incorporate into main dishes. This Teriyaki Pork & Walnut Zucchini Noodle Bowl is a great example. Consisting of colorful and flavorful vegetables like red bell peppers and carrots, alongside the earthy flavor of walnuts, salty teriyaki sauce, and aromatic garlic, one bite of this dish will send your taste buds on vacation.

Another great dinner option, especially as the weather warms, is Walnut Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers with Avocado Crema. These stuffed bell peppers use an alternative to ground beef made with walnuts, black beans and spices! Topped with smooth avocado crema, this blend of fresh, savory flavors will become a family favorite in no time.

Snack Time Solution

When peppers and walnuts are paired together, the possibilities are endless. For an easy appetizer or snack that will make you feel like a five-star chef, whip up these Herbed Cheese and Walnut Stuffed Mini Peppers. This simple finger food is sure to please all snackers with its creamy filling and crunch.

If your snacking game is in need of an upgrade, we’ve got just what you’re looking for – Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Hummus. This dip pairs well with fresh vegetables or pita bread. It’s so simple to make with your food processor, and it’s full of bold flavors like garlic, paprika, and cayenne to give it an extra kick.

For another equally simple dip to add to your snack rotation, California Walnut Muhammara packs a lot of flavor. It’s such a versatile recipe, and it pairs great with grilled or raw veggies, bread, or anything dippable your heart desires. It’ll be one of your favorite dips of the summer.

When in doubt, both walnuts and bell peppers make a great raw snacking option. Throw a handful of each in a snack bag or on your plate next time hunger strikes between meals.

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