This is one of the most delicious middle eastern dips you can make, and certainly one of the easiest! Don't be turned off by the inclusion of pomegranate molasses -- it's very easy to make and I've listed 2 simple "recipes" for it. Or you may choose to substitute the pomegranate molasses with grenadine. This dip is sure to be a hit at your next party! Adapted from Gourmet Magazine.
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- 1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained
- 2/3 cup fine fresh breadcrumb
- 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted lightly and chopped fine
- 2 -4 garlic cloves, minced and mashed to a paste with
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (to taste)
- 2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses (see notes below) or 2 teaspoons grenadine
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (2 T if you won't be chilling the dip before serving)
- toasted pita bread, triangles as an accompaniment
- 1To make Pomegranate Molasses:.
- 2Bring to boil 1 quart Pomegranate Juice (such as Pom Wonderful), 2/3 cup sugar, 2/3 cup lemon juice and simmer on low until reduced to 1-1/3 cups.
- 3Or even easier: simmer any quantity of pomegranate juice on low heat until it is reduced and thick enough to coat a spoon.
- 4Recipe Directions:.
- 5In a food processor blend together the peppers, the bread crumbs, the walnuts, the garlic, the lemon juice, the pomegranate molasses, the cumin, the red pepper flakes, and salt to taste until the mixture is smooth and with the motor running add the oil gradually.
- 6Transfer the muhammara to a bowl and chill in the refrigerator until it thickens.
- 7Serve at room temperature with the pita triangles.
Nutritional Facts for Muhammara
Serving Size: 1 (497 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 1159.1
- Calories from Fat 989
- Total Fat 109.9 g
- Saturated Fat 14.7 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 2523.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 39.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
- Sugars 3.5 g
- Protein 10.2 g
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