Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Muhammara



Ingredients

3 medium onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
3/4 cup crushed walnuts
3/4 cup breadcrumbs blended with cold water to a purée
2 tablespoons paprika (or 1 teaspoon chili powder for a very hot muhammara) or 1 small can hot pepper purée
a pinch of ground cumin
salt
1 tablespoon pine nuts sautéed in a little oil

Preparation

Using a deep skillet, sauté the onions gently in the oil until soft and golden. Add the walnuts, the breadcrumb purée, the pepper (chili or purée), the cumin and salt to taste. Continue to sauté gently on a low heat until the ingredients are well blended - about 12 minutes.

Remove from the heat, place in a bowl and garnish with pine nuts. Muhammara is eaten as a dip with bread. It can also be used as a spicy dip with kebabs, grilled meats and fish, or eaten as a spread on toast.

More Dip Recipes:

Fast and Easy Middle Eastern hummus Dip
Lemon-Garlic Chick Pea Dip with Veggies and Chips
Chickpea & olive dip
Tahini and Parsley Dip
Avocado Dip
Baba Ganoush and Pita Crisps 

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