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


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.


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


  • 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


  • 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


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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  1. I'm obsessed with all things pomegranate at the moment - and you know I love the good old red pepper sauce - can't wait to try this.

  2. I have seen this on menus but have never tried it. Must change that pronto. Ya think they have it at George's??!!

  3. oh, YAY!! I was so excited when I saw the photo and just HOPED that it was the fantastic dip we had!!! you are awesome!!! THANK YOU!!!

  4. Gaby- you always have the best dips!! This one looks delicious! I just made kopanisti (uh, the confused version- and then realized you had a real one here.) I am going to have to refer my readers to your recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    Wow, this looks incredible. I would have to make it with gluten-free breadcrumbs, but otherwise it totally fits my eating style. Lovely photo too! Will definitely try this.

  6. Isn't it the best? And the pomegranate molasses really makes the difference! I love the idea of serving it with celery - the first time we had it, it was served with pretzel sticks. Thanks for reminding me about this - time to make it again for the summer party season!

  7. Yum. This is going on my summer list.....assuming summer EVER arrives!!
    Pomegranate molasses may be a field trip to find, but sounds like it will be well worth the search!

  8. Wow, what a flavorful dip! I've never actually heard of it til now, but I can only imagine I'd love it from the first bite!

  9. Muhammara. Never had it.

    Nor have I had pomegranate molasses but oh boy, I wanna start!!!

    sounds awesome!

    I just made avocado ice cream though and totally thought of you b/c I know how you love your avos, and guac 🙂

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