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Turkish muhammara

Recipe Information

Preparation Time10 Minutes
Cook Time0 Minutes
Total Time10 Minutes
Main IngredientOlive Oil
CategoryNuts, Fats, & Oils
MealLunch; Dinner; Snack
DietLow Calorie; Low Carb; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; Mediterranean; Vegetarian


  • 3 red bell peppers, roasted, peeled, and pureed

  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs, dry

  • 2 teaspoons red chili pepper flakes

  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground, toasted

  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 or 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Fresh parsley, for garnish


  • Add the bell peppers, walnuts, bread crumbs, and spices to a food processor or blender. Pulse several times.

  • Add the tomato paste, honey, and lemon, and pulse until smooth. Add the roasted pepper puree, and pulse again. Add the sugar and salt, then gradually add the olive oil.

  • Place in a small bowl and chill. Garnish with fresh parsley just before serving.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 260 cal

  • Total fat: 20g

  • Saturated fat: 3g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 8g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: 9g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 160mg

  • Carbohydrate: 18g

  • Fiber: 3g

  • Protein: 4g