muhammara red pepper walnut dip
Muhammara - Roasted Red Bell Pepper with Walnuts Dip
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins

Muhammara is a delicious red bell pepper dip originating in Syria. Enriched with walnuts, breadcrumbs, pomegranate molasses, olive oil and chili flakes, it is a crowd pleaser! Enjoy with pita bread, veggie sticks or with prawns.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Syrian, Turkish
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 121 kcal
Author: Tamara at Foodieverse
  • 2 red capsicum (red bell pepper), sliced in half, seeds removed
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp aleppo chilli flakes (or 1/4 tsp regular chili flakes)
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch sumac
  1. Place halved capsicum face down on a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and roast for 30-35 minutes until charred.

  2. Remove and cool before peeling skin. Slice.

  3. Add all ingredients to food processor and blend around 20 seconds. Serve.

Recipe Notes
  1. You may use jarred red bell peppers instead equivalent to approximately 300g.
  2. Use regular red chilli flakes if you don't have or can't find aleppo chilli flakes, as I did.
  3. Blend 20 seconds if you prefer a slightly chunky dip, or 10 seconds longer for a smooth dip.
  4. Serve with pita bread, veggie sticks or as a bedding for ktaifi karides.  
Nutrition Facts
Muhammara - Roasted Red Bell Pepper with Walnuts Dip
Amount Per Serving (75 g)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Potassium 105mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 26.8%
Vitamin C 62.8%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.