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

Susanne A. Davis
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1997




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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 1/3 cup crumbs.

Nutrition Facts

51 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 4.1g 1% DV; dietary fiber 0.6g 3% DV; sugars 0.3g; fat 3g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 228IU 5% DV; vitamin c 1.4mg 2% DV; folate 2.7mcg 1% DV; calcium 8.9mg 1% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 7.7mg 3% DV; potassium 13.8mg; sodium 119.4mg 5% DV; thiaminmg 2% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More