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Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper Dip)
Prep Time
20 mins
 

Muhammara is a healthy Mediterranean snack dip made of roasted red peppers, toasted walnuts, and pomegranate molasses. Serve it with warmed pita, whole grain crackers, or vegetable crudité for a healthy appetizer.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: breadcrumbs, red peppers, Walnuts
Servings: 6 people
Author: Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
Ingredients
  • 7 oz Jarred Roasted Red Peppers, rinsed (Alternatively, you can roast 2 large Bell Peppers in your oven)
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts, toasted in a small pan on medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Pomegranate Molasses*
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Red Pepper Flakes (or to taste)
  • 2-3 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except the olive oil in the bowl of a large food processor. Process for 20 seconds. Scrape down the sides. Process again on low, slowly adding the olive oil 1 Tablespoon at a time. Stop after each Tablespoon to check the consistency of the Muhammara. It should be thick and not completely smooth.

  2. Pour the contents into a bowl and either serve immediately or store in the fridge until ready to eat. I think it tastes best after it sits for a few hours.

Notes

*You can find Pomegranate Molasses at a health food store, such as Whole Foods, or easily make your own following this recipe.