Saturday, April 17, 2010

Muhammara Dip


This roasted red pepper dip is seriously amazing!
We use it as a dip, for spreading on sandwiches or you can make a salad and put some on top.
Any way you have it , it's delicious!
If serving as a dip, use whole grain baguette, whole wheat pitas, and some celery stalks for dipping.



Muhammara Dip
Recipe courtesy of Tanya Petrovna of Native Foods

What You Need:
1 lb. red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, and seeded
1 1/4 cups whole wheat bread crumbs
6 cloves garlic, sliced
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
4 tsp. pomegranate molasses (Whole Foods carries it)
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2/3 cups roasted walnut pieces, lightly ground


To Make:
Start by roasting your red bell peppers by placing them on a grill, under a broiler, or in the oven until the skins become black and blistery on all sides. Place them immediately in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let the peppers cool covered. Once cooled, you should be able to easily peel away the skins, and remove the seeds from inside. Set peppers aside.
Next, toast your walnuts, either in a pan or in the oven at 350 degress, Be very careful not to burn the walnuts! As soon as you can start to smell them, they are definitely done. Place the walnuts in a food processor or a blender, and grind them up slightly to smaller pieces.
Put the bell peppers, bread crumbs, garlic, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, cumin, sea salt, and crushed red chilies in a food processor and blend until smooth.
On low speed, gradually add the olive oil.
Pour mixture into the bowl with the ground walnuts and stir until well blended.
Serve with whole grain baguette, pitas, in a sandwich, or on a salad!

Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. First time on your blog.Wow very nice and healthy red pepper dip.

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  2. I'm just envisioning dipping pita chips and pieces of a baguette into this dip right now! Mmmm...Ok, must make this soon!

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  3. Is this kind of like hummus??... cause I LOVE hummus! I'm with jennyjen's comment above.... pita chips would be delish with this!

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  4. This dip looks so easy and delicious. I want to make this for one of our movie/snack nights. Thank you for posting the recipe.

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  5. Really looks packed with flavour. I can see me spreading it on some really good bread.

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