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Muhammara -Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Muhammara or roasted red pepper dip is a Middle Eastern dip with smoky, sweet and spicy taste. Super easy to make, delicious with crackers, pita or even veggies, this is a healthy one too. Apart from serving with pita or crackers, you can also use this dip as sandwich spread, side dish for grilled vegetables. Vegan recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: condiment
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Muhammara, red pepper dip, walnut dip
Servings: 3
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Harini


  • Food processor


  • 2 red peppers large
  • 1/2 cup walnuts shelled, toasted or raw
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil more for brushing over peppers
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1.5 teaspoon aleppo pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled
  • salt to taste


  • toasted sesame seeds
  • chopped walnuts
  • olive oil

To serve

  • crackers
  • pita chips
  • pita bread
  • crudite


  • Preheat oven at 450 F/ 230 C for 15 minutes . Grease a large baking tray with olive oil well.
  • Rinse and wipe off extra moisture from a large red bell pepper or capsicum. Apply some olive oil liberally all over the pepper.
  • Place the baking tray in the hot oven and roast for 25-35 minutes or until the pepper chars well.
  • Let cool and peel the skin off the pepper.
  • Now place pomegranate molasses, walnuts, aleppo pepper , minced garlic, olive oil, ground cumin, bread crumbs and salt to taste in a food processor jar.
  • Process until everything is well blended.
  • Transfer the muhammara to a serving bowl and garnish with sesame seeds, more olive oil and bits of walnuts.
  • Serve with pita chips or pita bread.


Serving: 12servings | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2801IU | Vitamin C: 104mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg