Muhamarra pepper paste.
Today it’s time to introduce one of my favorite paste to you.
It’s very easy, healthy and delicious! If you are a little bit bored of hummus- or you just want to try something new- you should definitely try it!
What is Muhamarra?
Muhammara is traditional Syrian dip. It comes from city called Allepo, but it’s also popular in other countries, for example Turkey. It’s very aromatic and has beautiful color- it’s something that you may love or hate because of it’s specific sweet and salty taste, but you will not regret trying it!
The main ingredient here is a pepper an wallnuts. You may also notice slightly sour aftertaste because of a pomegranate molasses. You can buy it for example in Arab shops and it has specific, sweet and sour taste. If you can’t get one, you can use just pomegranate seeds on top of your dip. The clue to Muhammara’s characteristic and delicious taste is well baked pepper. Traditionally, people used to prepare it over the fire. You can also grill it and the results will be awesome!
Traditional Muhamarra Syrian pepper paste
Muhamarra paste will be perfect dip for your sandwiches, wraps or every kind of small bites snacks: carrots, falafels or crackers. It can be great competitor of hummus! It’s perfect to every movie night with friends- if they don’t know Muhamarra yet, it’s great idea to surprise them with Syrian snacks board.
Let me know if you try it, or maybe you would like to see more pastes recipes? Enjoy!