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How to Make Muhammara - Spicy Red Pepper Dip


Muhammara is a spicy red pepper dip. It is easy to make and can be served warm or cold. I suggest serving with toasted pita wedges or fresh veggies. This muhammara recipe is perfect for beginners!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 3 red bell peppers
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder, or 1 fresh Fresno chile, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place whole red peppers on greased baking sheet. Roast for about 10-12 minutes, turning approximately every 4 minutes.

In the meantime, place breadcrumbs in food processor and add 2 tablespoons of cold water. Blend to make a puree. Add more water as needed.

Remove peppers from oven and peel off skin. Cut open and remove seeds. Cut into pieces and add to breadcrumbs mixture in food processor.

In a small saute pan, saute onions until lightly browned. Add sauteed onions and olive oil to food processor and blend to a dip consistency.

Add remaining ingredients and blend, adding olive oil as needed.

Remove from processor and place in serving bowl. Serve with pita wedges, veggies, or use as a dipping sauce for kebabs.
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