Muhammara – Red Capsicum And Walnut Dip Recipe

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Muhammara is a fiery red pepper dip native to Syria. It's the perfect combination of sweet peppers and earthy walnuts, with a few spices thrown in for good measure.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time50 mins
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 ½ Red capsicum (also called Bell Peppers)
 ¼ Onions
 ¼ cup Walnuts (raw, halved)
 2 ¾ tbsp Breadcrumbs
 ¼ tsp Red chili (flakes)
 ¼ tsp Salt
 ¼ tsp Cumin (powder)
 ½ tsp Lemon juice
 ½ tbsp Pomegranate molasses ('Dibs Rumman' in Arabic)
 2 ¾ tbsp Olive oil
FOR GARNISH
 Olive oil
 Parsley


1

Put the oven on broil. Line an oven tray with aluminum foil, place on it the capsicums and walnuts, and put them in the oven. Roast the walnuts for 5-7 minutes and remove them (don’t let them burn). Let the capsicums continue to roast until the skin is a little burnt so they can be easily peeled (about 25 minutes).

2

Let the capsicums cool down and remove the skin by peeling.

3

Put all the ingredients, except the breadcrumbs, in a food processor. Pulse the blender 3 times, then blend until smooth, stopping 3 or 4 times to scrape the sides of the blender. Then add the breadcrumbs while the mixture is blending. If you find the mixture is not thick enough, just add breadcrumbs.

Ingredients

 ½ Red capsicum (also called Bell Peppers)
 ¼ Onions
 ¼ cup Walnuts (raw, halved)
 2 ¾ tbsp Breadcrumbs
 ¼ tsp Red chili (flakes)
 ¼ tsp Salt
 ¼ tsp Cumin (powder)
 ½ tsp Lemon juice
 ½ tbsp Pomegranate molasses ('Dibs Rumman' in Arabic)
 2 ¾ tbsp Olive oil
FOR GARNISH
 Olive oil
 Parsley

Directions

1

Put the oven on broil. Line an oven tray with aluminum foil, place on it the capsicums and walnuts, and put them in the oven. Roast the walnuts for 5-7 minutes and remove them (don’t let them burn). Let the capsicums continue to roast until the skin is a little burnt so they can be easily peeled (about 25 minutes).

2

Let the capsicums cool down and remove the skin by peeling.

3

Put all the ingredients, except the breadcrumbs, in a food processor. Pulse the blender 3 times, then blend until smooth, stopping 3 or 4 times to scrape the sides of the blender. Then add the breadcrumbs while the mixture is blending. If you find the mixture is not thick enough, just add breadcrumbs.

Muhammara – Red Capsicum And Walnut Dip Recipe

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