Author Notes: Muhammara is a Syrian dip consisting of roasted red peppers, walnuts, garlic, and spices. It’s generally made with pomegranate molasses for a sweet and tangy kick, but I prefer making a more savory version. – NeelNPatel —NeelNPatel
Simple MuhammaraPrint Recipe
- 3 red bell peppers
- olive oil
- freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
- handfuls chopped parsely
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
Slice red peppers vertically on all sides, resulting in 3-4 equal sized parts, discarding tops, ribs,and seeds.
Place red peppers onto a baking sheet lined with foil and drizzle with about two tablespoons olive oil. Season generously with salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
Bake peppers in oven for about 30 minutes, or until blistered and charred.
Meanwhile, dry roast 1/2 cup walnuts on the stove at medium to medium high temperature, just until fragrant and slightly darkened. Reserve for later.
Once peppers have cooked, remove from oven and cover with foil. Let sit for 5-10 minutes to help remove skin. Then peel away skin to reveal tender flesh.
Place roasted peppers, walnuts, one clove garlic, spices, and half a handful of chopped parsley into a food processor. Process until smooth. Then check for seasonings. Red peppers will be sweet so make sure your dip is appropriately seasoned to balance out the sweetness. Sprinkle with remaining chopped parsley and serve with toasted pita, bread, or crackers.
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