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Muhamara
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Categories: Appetizers, Dips, Favorites, Low Carbohydrates, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern Cuisine
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Total Time: 15 min.

Muhamara is a spicy, nutty, Middle-Eastern red pepper paste that is reminiscent of Hummus in texture. It make a great dip. Pomegranate molasses is sold in most Mid-Eastern groceries, but I found mine in the ethnic food section at Ralph's. Its sometimes called pomegranate syrup or just juice (its quite thick and not a juice). If you can't find it, honey will do. Sometimes I mix a bit of hummus into the Muhamara to make spicy, peppery hummus.

2 medium red bell peppers - roasted, peeled,
and seeded
3/4 cup chopped walnuts - toasted
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons bread crumbs
1 tablespoon tabasco sauce
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Place all ingredients in the blender. Puree until almost smooth. (A few small chunks of walnut is OK). Transfer to a serving dish. If desired drizzle with olive oil. Serve with pita bread.


Calories: 40 Calories From Fat: 49%
Protein: 1g Carbohydrate: 4g
Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 120mg


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