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bowl of muhammara roasted red pepper and walnut dip on a platter of grilled pita bread cut into triangles

Muhammara Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

Muhammara is a a healthy dip made from roasted red peppers and walnuts. Super flavorful and versatile! Serve with crackers. chips or even use it as a sandwich spread. Your family will love this recipe.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Syrian
Keyword healthy dip, roasted red pepper
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 312 kcal
Author betsy


  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 large red peppers
  • 1 cup walnuts lightly toasted
  • ½ cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp. bread crumbs
  • Salt to taste


  1. Whisk together pomegranate juice and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until liquid thickens and reduces to a syrup-like consistency (about 10 minutes) Set aside.

  2. Roast red peppers over the flame of a gas stove or under the broiler set to high heat until blackened and charred on all sides. Place charred peppers in a Ziploc bag and seal. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Once peppers have cooled enough to handle, remove skins and seeds and roughly chop.
  4. In the bowl of a food processor, combine peppers, 2 tsp. of pomegranate reduction, walnuts, scallions, lemon juice, cumin, red pepper flakes, olive oil, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Process until smooth. If you want a thicker dip, add an additional Tbsp. of breadcrumbs. If you prefer a looser dip, add more olive oil until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Serve with crackers or grilled pita bread.

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Nutrition Facts
Muhammara Red Pepper and Walnut Dip
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 372mg11%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2190IU44%
Vitamin C 78.1mg95%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.