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Muhammara - Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Spread

36 min




10 ingredients or less

Muhmammara is a delicious roasted pepper spread, originally from Syria. Variations can be found throughout the Middle East and Balkans. If you are looking for a change from the usual hummus, give this zesty, nutty, creamy, and spicy dip a try!


(¼ cup per serving)


36 min


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  • 2
    red bell peppers, seeds removed, halved
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)
    olive oil
  • ½ cup (50 g)
    raw walnuts
  • ⅔ cup (72 g)
  • ½
    lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    olive oil
  • 1
    clove garlic
  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    ground cumin
  • ½ tsp
  • ⅛ tsp
    cayenne pepper , or more to taste

Optional garnishes

  • lemon slice
  • pomegranate seeds
  • small pita bread


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C). Toss the bell peppers and oil on a lined baking tray and roast for 20 minutes. Rotate once halfway to ensure even cooking.
  2. Then add the raw walnuts to the baking tray and continue to roast for another 5 - 6 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Once cool enough to handle, pull the skin off of the bell peppers.
  3. Place all the ingredients, except for the walnuts, in a food processor and blend until smooth. Then add the walnuts and blend only momentarily so the walnuts are coarsely chopped to give the dip some texture.
  4. Taste test, add more seasoning if desired, and enjoy!


  • Speed it up by using jarred roasted bell peppers.


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Nada - July 30, 2021, 4:41 p.m.

Loved it! Thank you, Sadia for this recipe :)

Jella - July 19, 2021, 7:07 p.m.

so much better than store bought muhammara and easy to make as well