Muhammara is a roasted red pepper dip originating from Syria. This delicious and simple recipe is perfect served with homemade yoghurt flatbreads.
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What is muhammara?
Muhammara is one of my favourite dip recipes. It is made from roasted red peppers and originates from Syria. A similar dip exists in Turkey, known as acuka.
Made with roasted red peppers, walnuts, breadcrumbs and pomegranate molasses, it has an incredible depth of flavour that is hard to beat.
It’s brilliant as part of a larger mezze-style meal. However, you can also serve it with pitta or the homemade yoghurt flatbreads I’ve included below.
Is red pepper dip kid friendly?
Muhammara has a fairly strong taste but it is really delicious and is definitely a good one to try with kids.
In addition it is a great hidden vegetable recipe, without really meaning to be one.
Mopping up some of this delicious dip with a piece of bread is a great way to get kids eating more vegetables.
Do you need any special equipment to make muhammara?
You won’t need any special equipment to make the flatbreads. However, if you have a stand mixer with a dough hook* you can use this to make the dough for the flatbreads.
Is this red pepper dip suitable for vegans?
Yes, this muhammara recipe is suitable for vegans. In addition, providing you use dairy free yoghurt, the flatbreads are also vegan.
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What to serve with red pepper dip
As I mentioned above this muhammara, or red pepper dip, recipe is delicious served with pitta or the homemade yoghurt flatbreads below.
However, it is also great as part of a larger spread of salads and dips.
You might like to choose a few of the following recipes:
- baba ghanoush
- cauliflower bulgur pilaf
- baked Greek beans
- cauliflower hummus
- Israeli salad
- vegan spanakopita
- baked cauliflower falafel
- roast beetroot dip
- garlic tahini sauce
- quinoa tabbouleh
Any combination of these recipes will make a delicious feast.
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How to make red pepper dip (muhammara) and yoghurt flatbreads
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Syrian easy roasted red pepper muhammara dip
A delicious and simple recipe for Syrian easy roasted red pepper muhammara dip served with homemade yoghurt flatbreads.
For the yoghurt bread
- 280 g plain flour
- 50 g buckwheat flour or use all plain
- 7 g sachet of fast action dried yeast
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 100 ml water
- 150 g plain natural yoghurt or dairy free yoghurt
- 3 tbsp olive oil
For the red pepper dip
- 400 g roasted red peppers homemade or jarred
- 100 g walnuts
- 30 g wholemeal breadcrumbs toasted
- 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 50 ml olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
To make the flatbreads
First prepare the dough for your breads.
Place 280g plain flour and 50g buckwheat flour (or 330g plain flour), a 7g sachet of fast action dried yeast and 1/2 tsp salt into a large mixing bowl.
Stir through 100ml water,150g plain yoghurt and 3 tbsp olive oil until you have a rough, sticky dough.
Turn out onto an oiled work surface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic - or use a stand mixer* fitted with a dough hook to do the same.
Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a damp tea towel for around one and a half hours until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6. Lightly flour two baking trays.
Knock back the dough (squeeze most of the air out with your hands) and divide into eight balls.
On a lightly floured surface flatten out the balls with your hands until you have flat breads measuring about 15cm across.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
To make the red pepper dip (muhammara)
Blend until smooth and then gradually add 50ml olive oil until you have a smooth and creamy consistency.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
MORE RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE
In 2017 I worked on a Food for Thought theme with a few other bloggers where we created recipes inspired by a theme or region that we cared about. The recipes we made were:
- Sweet potato stew
- Vegan rainbow vegetable filo pie
- Pasipasi Kpedekpede Na Passio
- Syrian mint lemonade
- Syrian stuffed red peppers
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