Muhammara or Fire Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Dip, Recipe, Vegetarian
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Muhammara is a popular Mediterranean dip that originates from Aleppo, Syria and is eaten by people all over the Mediterranean region. Muhammara means “reddened” in Arabic. The main ingredients are fresh red peppers, walnuts and breadcrumbs. The walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and make it “heart healthy”. Muhammara is eaten as a dip with bread, as a spread for toast and as a sauce for kebobs, grilled meats and fish. You can garnish it with fresh mint (as pictured). My favorite is to spread it on pita bread.

Ingredients:

  • 2 roasted red peppers
  • 6 ounces walnuts, crushed or whole
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate molasses
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes or red chili powder
  • 4 garlic cloves, whole
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • mint, to garnish
  • pita bread, crackers (optional)

How To:

1. Place all of the ingredients into the blender.

2. Mix together for 3 minutes.

3. Pour and serve on a plate.

4. Enjoy!

 


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23 Responses to “Muhammara or Fire Roasted Red Pepper Dip”

  1. MaryNo Gravatar Says:

    Looks delicious! Glad to have you back. :-)

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thanks Mary!

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  2. ChristineNo Gravatar Says:

    This sounds so good.

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  3. Britne @ Shabbott's HabitsNo Gravatar Says:

    Oh yum! I’ve had this dish in restaurants before but I’ve never thought about making it on my own. I can’t believe how simple it is. Just ‘pinned’ it to my recipe board – I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing Suzy and so glad that you’re back.

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thanks Britne. Let me know how it turns out.

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  4. Kiri W.No Gravatar Says:

    Looks absolutely fantastic! :) Well deserved Top 9, congratulations!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thanks Kiri.

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  5. SuziNo Gravatar Says:

    Wow, this looks delicious. I just saw it on the Top 9 and congrats to you. I have never eaten this before but I definitely will try making it, I love the versatility of uses. Very nice to met you.

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Nice to meet you too Suzi!

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  6. SusanNo Gravatar Says:

    Looks great. Do you use bottled red peppers or do you roast them yourself…or does it even matter?

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Hi Susan I have used peppers both ways. The bottled makes it easier and quicker but roasting them is great. There is not much difference in flavor :-) Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. BethNo Gravatar Says:

    WOW I want to make this! Where do you find Pomegranate Molasses?

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    AndreaNo Gravatar Reply:

    Me too, same question as Beth? Never heard of Pomegranate Molasses, would raw honey be a good sub?

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    you can find it at a whole foods market. you can also use a substitute which would be raw honey and balsalmic (equal amounts of both). I will also be posting a recipe to make homemade pomegranate molasses. All you need for that is pomegranate juice, sugar and lemon juice :-) Thanks for stopping by my site.

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  8. christinaNo Gravatar Says:

    Sounds delicious and will def try! I make a similar dip but use roasted hazelnuts instead and no breadcrumbs, also add thyme, and smoked paprika, a tiny bit of lemon juice, so good as well. Top with fresh cillantro and goat cheese. I love the mint in your recipe…. Mmmm.

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    wow christina that sounds so yummy. i will have to check out your site soon.

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  9. Rugrat Chow!No Gravatar Says:

    Looks awesome!! Will have to try it soon!

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  10. HollyNo Gravatar Says:

    I went to a Lebanese restaurant a few nights ago where they served this and loved it. I’m so excited to find your recipe for it! I’ll be making it this week. :)

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Great Holly. Let me know how you like it.

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  11. Angie@Angie's RecipesNo Gravatar Says:

    This would go perfectly with some wholewheat pasta too! Looks really tasty!

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  12. kitaNo Gravatar Says:

    Oh wow this dip sounds like an addictive kind of good!

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  13. Karen PeekNo Gravatar Says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I love this dip!!

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  14. CancunNo Gravatar Says:

    Wow that looks awesome. I will have to make this for my next get together.

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