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Aleppo Pepper Muhammara

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This eastern Mediterranean dish is the perfect example of that regions ability to take simple ingredients like nuts, peppers and olive oil… and make something magical by adding a spice such as Aleppo Pepper. The sweet and sharp chile from the Aleppo region of Syria has a moderate heat and fruity flavor that brings a taste of the sunny Mediterranean to every bite. An elegant alternative to hummus, Muhammara will be the easy holiday hors d’oeuvre that your guests adore.

 

Aleppo Pepper Muhammara

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Aleppo Pepper Muhammara

Ingredients

  • 2 (12 oz) jars of roasted red peppers
  • 8 oz (1½ cups) of roasted walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 2 teaspoons Italian sea salt
  • 1 tablespoons Aleppo pepper
  • 3-1/2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  • 1 toasted pita, broken into small pieces

Instructions

  1. Put the toasted nuts in a food processor or blender, and pulse until they are broken down into small pieces.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and puree until smooth. Taste for seasoning - you might want to add more salt, lemon juice or pomegranate molasses.
  3. You can then transfer to a serving bowl or put in a container for the fridge. It will keep about a week.
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