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A Bowl of Muhammara Topped with Fresh Parsley
Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
A smoky sweet mixture of roasted red peppers, walnuts and spices goes into making this luscious muhammara.
Course: Appertizer
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: dip recipe, roasted red pepper recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 179 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 3/4 pounds fresh red peppers, about 3 to 4 peppers
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup shelled walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
For Serving
  • Additional olive oil
  • Chopped parsley
  • Pita bread
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. Cut the peppers in half and remove the stems and seeds. Lightly rub the peppers with about 2 teaspoons of oil and arrange them on a baking sheet or in a roasting pan. Bake until the skins begin to blister and brown, about 45 minutes. Remove the peppers from the oven and allow them to sit until they're cool enough to handle.
  2. When the peppers are cool, gently peel off the skins (it's okay if you miss some spots. I did!).
  3. Place the peppers into the bowl of a food processor, along with 1/4 cup of olive oil, the walnuts, scallions, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, garlic, cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Blend until smooth, then taste test, season with salt, and adjust any other seasonings to your liking.
  4. Add in the panko breadcrumbs and pulse just until incorporated. The mixture should be nice and thick.
  5. Scoop the mixture into a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with pita bread.
Recipe Notes

If you want to try using jarred roasted red peppers, you'll need about 1 1/2 cups. I recommend pressing out as much moisture as you can before blending them up.

Nutrition Facts
Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 179 Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.6g22%
Saturated Fat 1.9g10%
Sodium 209mg9%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 12.6g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6.5g7%
Protein 2.1g4%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.