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A pita chip dipping into a bowl of muhammara red pepper dip.

Muhammara Recipe

This muhammara recipe is a creamy roasted red pepper and walnut dip that's full of flavor. Serve it with pita chips or vegetables for an easy yet unexpected make-ahead appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 179kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 3 roasted red bell peppers seeded, cored and peeled (or 1 and 1/2 cups jarred roasted peppers)
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional garnishes: Olive oil, chopped walnuts, chopped parsley


  • Place the roasted peppers, walnuts, breadcrumbs, garlic, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, cumin and red pepper flakes in the bowl of a food processor. Process until combined.
  • With the motor running, gradually add the oil until the mixture is smooth.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • If desired, top with a drizzle of olive oil, walnuts and parsley. Serve with pita chips.


Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 39mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g