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Muhammara

Muhammara is a healthy Middle Eastern dip made with roasted bell peppers. It makes a quick appetizer for unexpected guests, and midnight munchies! It's sweet, savory, slightly smoky, earthy, and a little spicy!
Author Diana
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3-4 red bell peppers
  • ½ cup walnuts shelled - preferably toasted
  • cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Either roast the bell peppers over the flame on your stovetop, or on a sheet pan in the oven for 10 minutes at 360°F (180°C), then place under the broiler for a few minutes peel side up.
  • Remove from the sheet pan, and place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. The bell peppers will "steam" for 10-15 minutes, and will become easier to peel. When they're cool enough to handle, peel them and place in a food processor.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor, and blend until it's a smooth paste.
  • Transfer to a bowl, and serve with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, extra walnuts, fresh herbs, and pita bread or chips.

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Notes

Either roast your own bell peppers at home, or you can buy jarred roasted bell peppers.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1878IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg