Muhammara {Secret Recipe Club}

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I’m in total shock that it’s already Secret Recipe Club time again! I’m embarrassed that it’s been almost a month since my last post. I know we’ve been extremely busy between serving at Marriage Encounter weekend and getting sick for almost 2 weeks out of this month. Wow…..I fought like crazy to stay well, but this sickness really took a lot out of me. I’m feeling better now, thank goodness! Time slipped away, and while I certainly wanted to be here….well time didn’t permit. I hope this recipe makes it up to you though. This dip is INCREDIBLE!! I just know you’ll love it.

How many of you have heard of Muhammara? It’s a middle eastern dip made with roasted red peppers, and it is out of this world good! Last spring, hubby and I went to the downtown area of West Palm Beach to visit the green market. It was at the height of our Daniel Fast while we were eating healthy and cutting out sugar. I was enjoying the beautiful morning weather, and being up and out so early on a Saturday morning together. My hubby was impressed with the abundance of fresh green veggies and great prices of them. At one of the booths, a greek restaurant was giving out samples of different dips on pita toasts. Muhammara was one of them, and I was blown away. I was hoping one day to recreate it, but never thought it’d happen.

Imagine my surprise when I was cruising through the wonderful recipes on Manuela’s blog “Manu’s Menu” and stumbled onto the recipe. Yay! I’m thrilled to now make this dip whenever I want to. I was excited to see how easy it is, and the one unique ingredient….pomegranate molasses….was easy to find at Whole Foods. I loved pouring over Manuela’s blog. She’s from Italy, but lives in Australia. She loves cooking, and shares many authentic and diverse recipes from all over. I hope you’ll check out Manuela’s blog….and definitely make this easy dip. It’s such an impressive recipe.

Muhammara {Secret Recipe Club}
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Recipe type: Dip, Appetizer
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Serves: 5
 
Ingredients
  • 7 oz jar roasted red peppers
  • 2 Tbsp plain bread crumbs
  • ½ cup walnuts, toasted
  • 1 Tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Toast walnuts on low heat and set aside.
  2. Add all ingredients to food processor and mix until well combined.
  3. Refrigerate until cold and serve with pita chips or other toasted bread or flatbread

 

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13 Responses to Muhammara {Secret Recipe Club}

  1. It’s nearly pomegranate season in Australia, and nearly capsicum (red pepper) season too. For a couple of months you can get both fresh together, and Muhammara made then, with fresh pomegranate juice in place of mollasses is magnificent.
    Linda Woodrow recently posted..Fire Fighting for Dummies

  2. Kate says:

    I just tried Muhammara for the first time at our gourmet group….you are right it is quite tasty! I am so happy to find this recipe. Visiting form Group B…..Great SRC selection.
    Kate recently posted..Israeli Zahtar Flatbread

  3. Heather says:

    I’ve never tried this dish before, but I think this is a easy and flavorful addition to try instead of my standby hummus!
    Heather recently posted..Coconut Macaroons

  4. What a great looking dip! I had a wonderful time looking through your blog this month! Super glad I got you as my assignment :)
    Our Eating Habits recently posted..Mozzarella Caprese Omelet

  5. This dip sounds AMAZING. A must make. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you.
    Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} recently posted..Monte Cristo Bites with Raspberry Bourbon Jam | Secret Recipe Club

  6. Never heard of this dip before, but I love Middle Eastern food. This looks delicious!!
    Karen – Cinnamon Freud recently posted..Sweet Potato Rolls: Secret Recipe Club

  7. Michelle says:

    I have never had this, either… I’ll have to try it, especially since I’ve got all the ingredients! Glad you’re feeling better!
    Michelle recently posted..salted caramel flan and other events

  8. Oooooooooh! I’ve made pepper dips before but nothing like this. Congrats on finding an opportunity to re-create something that you love! (don’t you just adore when that happens??)

    Happy SRC reveal fellow Group C SRC’er!
    kristy @ gastronomical sovereignty recently posted..This Weekend: The Delicious Food Show

  9. Margaret says:

    How interesting. This looks soooo good.
    Margaret recently posted..{WWDH} chicken and roasted capsicum pasta

  10. Tara says:

    This sounds absolutely delicious! Great pick!
    Tara recently posted..Matcha Shortbread with Chocolate Ganache

  11. Oh I know exactly what you mean – fighting the illness. Sometimes it wont let go! I’m glad you’re feeling better!

    I know and LOVE muhammara. I love it as a dip, but also as a pizza spread! Love it.
    Kitchen Butterfly recently posted..Nigeria’s Rainy Season Produce: October

  12. I’ve never tried muhammara, but I would love to try to change up our standard hummus routine. Yum!
    Wendy | Around My Family Table recently posted..Peach Almond Crisp with Gingersnaps

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