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Easy Muhammara

Easy Muhammara

Muhammara is the dip that's been missing from your life! This slightly-spicy spread is made with roasted red peppers, walnuts, and a touch of pomegranate molasses. It's great spread on a sandwich or served as a dip for veggies!

Photography Credit:Alison Bickel

If you’re a fan of flavorful dips and spreads for scooping up with bread or veggies, muhammara is going to be your new best friend.

Muhammara is full of flavor and a snap to make. Pomegranate molasses gives it a pleasing tang, but don’t worry if you don’t have it in your pantry; a combo of balsamic and honey will do the trick in a pinch. Leftover muhammara is excellent as a sandwich spread or spooned over cooked chicken or fish.


Think of muhammara much like you might hummus, as a flavorful dip or spread with multiple uses:

  • Spread it on sandwiches, such as grilled vegetable or sliced turkey.
  • Spoon it over grilled chicken or fish.
  • Use it for dipping raw or roasted vegetables.
  • Scoop it up with warm pita bread or crispy pita chips.
  • Swap it in for tomato sauce on pizza and flatbreads.


Store muhammara in the fridge, where it will keep up to a week. You can also store it in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months.


Pomegranate molasses is pomegranate juice that’s been reduced down to a thick, tangy syrup. You can find it in organic markets, specialty stores, and online. You can also make it yourself using this recipe.


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Easy Muhammara Recipe


  • 1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers (7 ounces of peppers), drained well
  • 3/4 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses, homemade or store-bought (or 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar + 1 teaspoon honey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


1 Make the muhammara: Put all of the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until nicely blended, but not completely pureed, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.

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Watch the video: How to Make Hummus Beiruti. By Chef Ajay Chopra (October 2021).