Muhammarah (Red Pepper and Walnut Spread)

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A popular dip throughout North Africa, muhammarah makes a great alternative to hummus. Serve with pita triangles or thin rounds of French bread.

  • SERVINGServings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled and seeded
  • 2 Tbs. dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. raspberry vinegar
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, optional

Preparation

  1. Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add walnuts, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often, or until browned and fragrant. Remove from pan, and cool.
  2. Place all ingredients except parsley in bowl of food processor. Purée until smooth. Spoon into small bowl. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • Calories: 100
  • Carbohydrate Content: 5 g
  • Fat Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 88 mg