Have you ever tried muhammara? It’s a spicy pepper dip which tastes savory, sweet, and smoky with a little spice.

Most recipes call for roasted peppers, this version that was passed down to me by mom has Red Chili Peppers instead.

If you don’t have a meat grinder or a meat grinder you can use a food processor. But the consistency might be a little bit different.


Muhmmara is a hearty walnut and red pepper dip or spread that's all sorts of savory, sweet, slightly smoky, and just enough spicy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Arabic


  • Meat Grinder


  • 200 grams walnuts
  • 4 - 6 pieces of Red Chili Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Qirsheleh bread crumbs
  • 4 TBSP Pomegranate Molasses
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 1 TBSP Cumin
  • 1/4 cup water Only if needed
  • Olive Oil for drizzling


  • Add the walnuts to your meat grinder, followed by the chili peppers.
  • If using Qirsheleh (pieces of double toasted bites usually enjoyed with tea) add them. Or you can mix in pulse bread crumbs later.
  • Move mixture to bowl and mix in
  • Mix in pomegrante molasses
  • Season with Salt and Cumin
  • If consistency is too thick mix in some water one table spoon at a time
  • Drizzle with olive oil and enjoy



Keyword Muhammarah, Vegan, Vegeterian, Walnut Dip