If you’re a fan of flavorful dips and spreads for scooping up with bread or veggies, muhammara is going to be your new best friend.
Muhammara is full of flavor and a snap to make. Pomegranate molasses gives it a pleasing tang, but don't worry if you don’t have it in your pantry; a combo of balsamic and honey will do the trick in a pinch. Leftover muhammara is excellent as a sandwich spread or spooned over cooked chicken or fish.
How To Use Muhammara
Think of muhammara much like you might hummus, as a flavorful dip or spread with multiple uses:
- Spread it on sandwiches, such as grilled vegetable or sliced turkey.
- Spoon it over grilled chicken or fish.
- Use it for dipping raw or roasted vegetables.
- Scoop it up with warm pita bread or crispy pita chips.
- Swap it in for tomato sauce on pizza and flatbreads.
About Pomegranate Molasses
Pomegranate molasses is pomegranate juice that's been reduced down to a thick, tangy syrup. You can find it in organic markets, specialty stores, and online. You can also make it yourself using this recipe.
Take a Dip
Muhammara (Red Pepper and Walnut Dip)
1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers (7 ounces of peppers), drained well
3/4 cup walnut halves
1/2 cup fresh whole wheat breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses, homemade or store-bought (or 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar + 1 teaspoon honey)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
- Food processor
Combine the ingredients:
Put all of the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade.
Blend and serve:
Pulse until nicely blended, but not completely pureed, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
Serve as a dipping sauce, sandwich spread, or spooned over grilled chicken or fish.
Store leftover muhammara in the fridge for up to 1 week. You can also store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Total Carbohydrate 8g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 33mg||164%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|