Muhammara (Red Pepper and Walnut Dip)

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!

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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.

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How To Use Muhammara

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.
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How To Store and Freeze Muhammara

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.

About Pomegranate Molasses

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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Muhammara (Red Pepper and Walnut Dip)

Prep Time 6 mins
Total Time 6 mins


  • 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 molasseshomemade 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
697 Calories
56g Fat
44g Carbs
16g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 697
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 56g 72%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 733mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 197mg 985%
Calcium 150mg 12%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 812mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.