Muhammara

A few weeks ago, during a Sunday Funday outing with Jen, we encountered this new-to-us dip called Muhammara. Being the curious people we are, we obviously ordered it and then scarfed it down. Okay, well it was really me who did the scarfing, Jen has far more manners! It was delish! It's a Mediterranean dish consisting of freshly roasted red bell peppers, toasted walnuts, pomegranate molasses along with a few spices and seasonings.

Muhammara from www.whatsgabycooking.com

Typically this dish also calls for aleppo pepper which is a little tough to find - so I opted for a blend of cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes. The result is a dip way more complex than hummus as it calls for freshly roasted red peppers which pack way more flavor than those found in a jar. The spices give it that extra depth and kick. Serve it with some freshly cut veggies or perhaps some pita wedges or even bread!

I'm a dip girl - I love having homemade dips on hand and am always snacking on hummus, guacamole, kopanisti and now this muhammara. You have to go make this - trust me - it will be your new fav dip and/or spread on a sandwich.

Muhammara

Author: Gaby Dalkin
5 from 1 vote
This is a Mediterranean dish consisting of freshly roasted red bell peppers, toasted walnuts, pomegranate molasses along with a few spices and seasonings.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 3 roasted red bell peppers
  • ¾ cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Ground cumin
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Toast the walnuts in a small skillet over medium high heat for 5 minutes - just until fragrant. Set aside.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth
  • Adjust seasoning if needed

Notes

This is amazing as a dip for veggies or toast, or spread it right on your next sandwich.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 342IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg
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23 Comments

    1. Yes! You absolutely can - I've never tried it - but pomegranate molasses is just pomegranate juice that has been reduced down, with or without sugar, to a thick, intensely flavored syrup.

    1. Hey Jade! It's showing up for me! Maybe try refreshing the page and let me know if that doesn't help and I can email it to you

    2. Hi Gaby, Thanks for the response- sorry I sent like three posts, my computer was being slow. I still don't see the recipe (but it may just be my computer). Muhammara is listed as the title, but the recipe attached has pasta, goat cheese, and basil in it. Could you please email it to me? I love this recipe! Many thanks!

  1. I love this dip too! I just found your site because I was going to post the same dip in Tasty Kitchen. After saw yours, decided not to! This is looking very good!
    For the comments asking where to find the molasses: Check your local Middle Eastern store, of check online some sites like http://www.bestturkishfood.com or http://www.tulumba.com , they have the pomegranate molasses. It makes a whole world of difference in the dishes!

  2. we have it all the time, it's my second fav after hummus ^_^ it's very popular in middle eastern cuisine 😉

  3. This is one of my favorite dips. I make it for a lot of parties and inevitably someone asks what it is - it's so unusual but very addictive. I'm a dip girl too!

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