Turkish Red Pepper Spread

Turkish Red Pepper Spread

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1997

Enriched with walnuts and olive oil, a jar of roasted peppers quickly turns into muhammara, a spread from southeast Turkey. Serve on Toasted Pita Crisps or crisp sesame crackers

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 7-ounce jar roasted red peppers, rinsed
  • ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs, (see Tip)
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt


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  1. Toast walnuts in a small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring, until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Adjust seasoning with more lemon juice and salt, if desired.
  • Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs: Trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. One slice of bread makes about ⅓ cup crumbs.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 51 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 228 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 9 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 119 mg sodium; 14 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ vegetable, ½ fat

Reviews 3

November 20, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious and versatile Delicious as a sandwich spread, topping for roasted fish or meat, and added to pasta sauce. Pros: Easy to make, keeps well. Cons: None
January 30, 2010
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By: alberta13
Love this recipe! I make it regularly with peppers that i've picked up from the local fruit and veg at half price. Very tasty, and healthy too! Our favourite dip.
December 13, 2009
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By: jordanhorowitz
We really like muhumarra and this is the easiest recipe I've found for a similar dish. Great with celery sticks and endive for dipping.
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