Recipe: Red Pepper, Walnut and Pomegranate Spread

This dip is known as Muhammara and is a staple appetizer in the Mediterranean. The best thing to do with this recipe is to make a large amount and jar leftovers  for the rest of the week to enjoy. You then would have a delicious and healthy snack ready to go!

1.5 cups walnut, very finely chopped

3 red bell peppers

1/3 cup fresh bread crumbs

1/4 cup of olive oil

2 tablespoons finely chopped onions

1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses (gotta buy a bottle of this!)

3/4 teaspoon cumin

¼ teaspoon sugar

4 tablespoons red pepper paste

Freshly cracked pepper

Salt

Dash of cayenne (optional)

 

1) In a food blender, mix all the ingredients of walnuts, bread crumbs, olive oil, onion, pomegranate molasses, cumin, red pepper paste, red peppers, sugar, salt and cayenne. It should have a grainy texture.

2) Spread over serving dish and drizzle a little more olive oil. You can also garnish with pine nuts or parsley.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 290 Protein: 4 g  Carbohydrate: 15 g  Fiber: 4g  Sodium: 160 mg
Saturated fat: 2.5 g   Polyunsaturated fat: 9 g  Monounsaturated fat: 8 g
Trans fat: 0 g  Cholesterol: 0 mg

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