Muhammara | Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Spread
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This muhammara recipe is a traditional Syrian recipe with roasted red peppers and walnuts. It can be used as a spread and it's perfect as an appetizer!
Serves: 6+ servings
  • 4 red bell peppers
  • 1½ cup walnuts, lightly toasted
  • 2 Tbsps extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsps fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper (Use less if you have only black pepper, but I strongly recommend using white. It has a pleasant flavor.)
  • 2 garlic cloves, mashed
  • sea salt, to taste
  1. Roast red bell peppers. You can either roast them in or on top of your oven. Here's a great guide on how to roast bell peppers.
  2. Once roasted, let peppers cool a bit. Peel off the charred black skins.
  3. Add all ingredients, roasted red bell peppers included, to the food processor. Blend until smooth.
  4. Serve with pita bread! :)
Recipe by Gourmandelle | Vegetarian Blog at