Vegan Muhammara: Probably the best dip out there! You love spicy food and roasted flavors, then this recipe is perfect for you! Vegan Muhammara bell pepper and walnut spread is perfect as a dip for grilling or with fresh pita bread. Next to hummus, this is my favorite spread. Be sure to give it a try!
This recipe is my variation of muhammara. Muhammara is a spicy seasoning paste of Arabic cuisine made from roasted peppers and walnuts. So this is not the original, but my personal vegan variation.
The spread consists of roasted red peppers, garlic and walnuts. The roasting creates an incomparable flavor. The perfect consistency of the vegan spread comes from adding bread crumbs.
I chose cumin, salt, pepper and chili flakes for seasoning. The chili flakes make the dip pleasantly spicy. Of course, you can use your own amount of chili here. Because everyone has a different spiciness tollerance.
In addition, the vegan muhammara spread still needs a sour and a sweet component. I opted for balsamic and date syrup. But you can also use alternatives here. For example, sweet balsamic cream or a mixture of maple syrup and fruit vinegar.
The vegan Muhammara is perfect as a dip for grilling or as a spread on fresh bread. Of course, fresh pita bread and various vegetables go very well. I love the Vegan Muhammara Bell Pepper Walnut Spread so much that I make it at least once a month. It’s a great change of pace from hummus. And trust me, if you like hummus, you’ll love this vegan dip!
Vegan Muhammara Bell Pepper Walnut SpreadCourse: spread, appetizerDifficulty: easy
3 Red Bell Pepper
2 Bulbs Garlic
1/2 Cup Walnuts
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
1 Tbsp. Cumin
1/2 Tbsp. Chili flakes
1/2 Tbsp Salt
2 Tbsp Date syrup
2 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar
1/2 Cup Bread crumbs
- Roast the peppers and garlic bulbs in the oven. The skin of the peppers should darken, so you can easily remove the skin afterwards.
- Roast the walnuts in a pan or in the oven.
- Remove the skin from the peppers, squeeze out the garlic bulbs.
- Put the peppers, garlic and walnuts in a blender with the spices and bread crumbs and blend until smooth.