Monday, July 9, 2007

Muhammara = Muhayumma

Oy. Sorry.

This is muhammara (or muhummara). It is a roasted red pepper dip/spread/sauce made with walnuts and garlic. I followed the recipe at 101 Cookbooks as closely as I could (I had no whole-grain breadcrumbs).

It is everything I love in a dish like this: it goes with multiple flavors, its color is beautiful and it is remarkably easy to make (especially if you cheat and use store-bought roasted red peppers).

In the last few days, we've eaten it with pita as a dip, alongside a quinoa salad with grilled vegetables, over grilled chicken and with grilled tofu. It's definitely a permanent addition to my dip/spread/sauce repertoire - you should add it to yours too.

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