Easy Muhammara Recipe

Easy Muhammara Recipe

Discovering Muhammara in Egypt was a delightful experience. The rich flavors, combined with oriental nuances, made me eager to replicate this roasted red pepper dip at home. Its texture, richer than Hummus, paired with its vibrant taste, makes it an ideal appetizer. Plus, having roasted peppers ready in the freezer ensures you're always prepared for a delightful (and vegan-friendly) feast.


Roasted red peppers
3 pieces
deseeded, and peeled, detailed preparation below
50 g
Garlic cloves
1 piece
Tomato paste
1 tbsp
Bread crumbs
3 tbsp
Pomegranate molasses
1 tbsp
Extravirgin olive oil
4 tbsp
Lemon juice
1 tbsp
0.5 tsp
1 tsp
Chilli pepper
0.5 tsp
Chopped parsley
1 tbsp
optional, for garnish

Step by step

Step 1

Begin by preparing the roasted peppers.

Arrange them on a tray and roast in a preheated oven at 200°C, using the fan setting for an air-fryer effect.

Easy Muhammara Recipe - Step 1
Step 2

Periodically turn the peppers to ensure even roasting until all sides have browned.

Easy Muhammara Recipe - Step 2
Step 3

Immediately transfer the hot peppers to a pot and cover for 20-30 minutes to steam.

Easy Muhammara Recipe - Step 3
Step 4

After steaming, the peppers are easy to peel. Remove the skin, seeds, and stem.

Easy Muhammara Recipe - Step 4
Step 5

In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients: the roasted peppers, walnuts, and everything else as listed.

For added flavor, consider roasting the walnuts beforehand, though it's optional.

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Step 6

Blend until smooth and consistent. Adjust salt to taste.

If desired, modify consistency by adjusting the amount of breadcrumbs.

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Step 7

Spread the mixture onto a plate, and drizzle with some high-quality olive oil.

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Step 8

Garnish with walnut pieces and optional chopped parsley.

Serve immediately or refrigerate for later. Best enjoyed with fresh bread, pita or crunchy breadsticks for a truly delightful experience.

Bon appétit!

Easy Muhammara Recipe - Step 8
Quantity: 1 serving (1 medium plate)
Prep time: 30 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 120 min
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