Muhammarah (Red Pepper and Walnut Spread)
A popular dip throughout North Africa, muhammarah makes a great alternative to hummus. Serve with pita triangles or thin rounds of French bread.
½ cup walnuts
2 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled and seeded
2 Tbs. dry breadcrumbs
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. raspberry vinegar
1 tsp. cumin
½ tsp. cayenne pepper
½ tsp. ground black pepper
¼ tsp. salt or more to taste
¼ cup chopped parsley, optional
- Heat nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add walnuts, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often, or until browned and fragrant. Remove from pan, and cool.
- Place all ingredients except parsley in bowl of food processor. Purée until smooth. Spoon into small bowl. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.