Masai Mara (African Red Pepper Spread)

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

Adapted from The African Kitchen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 475°F.
  2. Using your hands, coat peppers with a little olive oil.
  3. Place cut side up on a baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle garlic over peppers.
  5. Roast until they begin to blacken, about 10 minutes.
  6. Turn and roast until other side begins to blacken, about 10 minutes more.
  7. Cool, remove skin, and cut into strips.
  8. Place peppers, garlic, pecans, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, cumin, sugar, chilies, salt and pepper into a food processor.
  9. Puree until smooth.
  10. Pour in remaining olive oil and continue processing until mixture is smooth and glossy.
  11. Serve with freshly baked bread.
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Thanks! I will keep this recipe in my collection for dips and spreads. We liked the nuts combinations very much! I can imagine to use this for a foundue chinoise as well! Done for ZWT7.

awalde June 05, 2011