Food & Recipes

Muhummara (middle eastern dip)

This roasted pepper dip is extremely moreish!! It originates from Syria but is found all over the Middle East. I came across it when looking for Levantine dishes to experiment with, I’d made it before but forgot all about it.

You can eat it as a dip like houmous or to add depth to a tomato pasta sauce, I used the leftovers in Quinoa stuffed mushrooms the other night.

If using fresh peppers I’d use 3 large, roasted and skinned (roast until soft then put in a freezer bag and seal, leave until cool then peel the skins off) however I’d had a jar of roasted peppers in the cupboard for a while which took the hassle out of that bit! Also my local shop had run out of Pomegranate Mollasses so I substituted with a half and half mix of honey and lemon juice.



9 roasted red peppers (from jar, or use fresh, see above)

50g fresh breadcrumbs

1/2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp pomegranate mollasses

1.5 tsp cumin seeds

1 tsp chilli flakes

1 small clove garlic, crushed

50g walnuts, roughly chopped

2 tbsp olive oil




Basically put everything in a food processor and blitz until almost smooth, but a few bits of crunchy walnut in there is nice.





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