Muhammara

2 Comments

Muhammara

This spread is a tasty Turkish mash-up of super-foods including roasted red peppers, walnuts, pomegranate molasses, cumin, and Aleppo pepper. It's a cinch to make in the food processor. Serve it as a dip with warm pita, or use it as a spread on grilled meats or veggies.

Recipe by Linda Carucci, author of Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks, second edition.

Makes about 1 cup

Ingredients:

1 slice Italian or French bread (optional)
1 cup walnuts, toasted
1 cup roasted red bell pepper strips, homemade or jarred (rinse first, if using jarred)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
1 tablespoon tomato paste, preferably from a tube
1 teaspoon ground cumin, toasted
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon coarsely ground Aleppo pepper
1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika
About 1 teaspoon sugar, optional

Directions:

If using, tear the bread into pieces, place in a food processor, and process into crumbs. Add the walnuts, roasted peppers, olive oil, pomegranate molasses, tomato paste, cumin, kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the Aleppo pepper and process until smooth, scraping the sides occasionally. Taste and bring the flavors into balance by adding more salt, Aleppo pepper, pomegranate molasses, and/or sugar, as necessary to achieve a bright and vibrant flavor. Transfer to a bowl and let stand for 20 minutes for the flavors to meld. Taste again before serving and adjust the seasoning, if necessary.




2 Responses

Erica Perez
Erica Perez

November 29, 2018

Hi Arleen,
So sorry for the delay in responding! Yes, this recipe would work in a blender just fine. Glad you enjoy it!

Arleen Sugano
Arleen Sugano

November 12, 2018

I LOVE this recipe but haven’t made it in years. The problem is that my food processor died last year and I haven’t had the finances to replace it. Will the recipe work in a blender? Thanks so much!

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Recipes

Sweet-Spicy Salmon with Furikake Fennel Slaw
Sweet-Spicy Salmon with Furikake Fennel Slaw

1 Comment

This no-recipe recipe gives a weeknight favorite -- pan-seared salmon fillets -- a sweet and spicy turn with the addition of a flavorful rub. 

Continue Reading

Cajun Red Beans and Rice
Cajun Red Beans and Rice

1 Comment

Creamy, smoky and slightly spicy, this New Orleans classic will fill your home with mouth-watering anticipation while it bubbles on the stove.

Continue Reading

Braised White Beans with Greens and Harissa
Braised White Beans with Greens and Harissa

2 Comments

Creamy, savory and satisfying, white beans braised in a generous quantity of olive oil and Harissa make for a delicious weeknight vegetarian meal. 

Continue Reading

Retail Shops Closed // Online + Phone Orders Only

We are closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19 related safety precautions.

But we are fulfilling orders online and by phone for front door pickup and shipping! Simply select one of these options at checkout.

Please note, we are operating with a small crew and in an effort to get orders out in a timely manner, we are unable to take in-person orders at this time.

PICKUP ORDERS placed by 5pm are ready the next day.

SHIPPING ORDERS currently take about two weeks to ship out after they are received.

Thank you for supporting small business! We appreciate you. Reach out to us via email at info@oaktownspiceshop.com with any questions you may have.

Take care and stay safe.