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 Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1997

Susanne A. Davis


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; total fat 3g 5% DV; saturated fat 0.3g; cholesterolmg; sodium 119mg 5% DV; potassium 14mg; carbohydrates 4.1g 1% DV; fiber 0.6g 2% DV; sugarg; protein 1.2g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 1; vitamin a iu 228IU; vitamin c 1mg; folate 3mcg; calcium 9mg; ironmg; magnesium 8mg; thiaminmg.

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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
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