I love Middle Eastern cuisine! There are so hearty and easy and gives me the same feels as Indian food. Muhammarah is a hearty walnut and roasted red pepper dip that originated in Aleppo, in Syria but is also popularly eaten in Turkey. Aleppo is known for it’s vibrant red chili peppers, a fruity kind of chili peppers with a moderate heat level and some warm, slightly tangy undertones.
There are three main ingredients in a traditional Syrian muhammarah recipe: red bell peppers, toasted walnuts, and Aleppo pepper flakes, which serve as the main spice. I unfortunately couldn’t find the Aleppo pepper flakes, thus settled for cayenne pepper powder but the search is still on.
It is a wonder vegan dip that can be stored for atleast a week for later consumption. And yes, you can store roasted bell pepper for more than 3 months in the freezer in an airtight container and use it for making a dip by bringing it to the room temperature.
Have a great weekend with friends with this dip! Happy Cooking 🙂