Muhammara (Syrian red Pepper and Walnut Spread)

Ingredients

3 roasted large red peppers, whole (from a jar or roasted yourself – 33 oz jar will make
1 1/2 recipes)

2/3 cup of pita breadcrumbs (from toasted crunchy pita bread – cut pita bread in 1/2, separate leaves, bake 200 deg, 10 min)

1 C walnut, roasted (225 deg 20-25 min)

2 – 4  large garlic cloves

1/2 t salt (to taste)

1 1/2  T fresh lemon juice

2 T olive oil

2-3 T pomegranate molasses

1 t ground cumin

1/2 t red pepper flakes (optional, to taste)

Directions

Grind walnuts in a food processor, then combine all other ingredients and process till consistency of a grainy spread or dip.

Serve with pita bread, raw vegetables or spread on crusty toasted bread.

Make a day ahead to let the flavors blend and intensify overnight.

Freezes well. After defrosting, stir in a little olive oil to give it a fresh orange red sheen.

About mama huang

I love to cook and experiment with recipes. The ones published here have been adapted from recipes from various sources and are recipes that members of my family love and ask for.
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