Turkish Muhammara

Prep Time 10 min Serves Makes 2 cups     adjust servings

Another great alternative to hummus!


  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 1/2 T tomato paste or red pepper paste
  • 1 T pomegranate molasses
  • 1 T tahini
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon (or more to suit your taste)
  • Handful finely chopped parsley (optional)


  1. In a saute pan , cook the onions in olive oil until they become translucent. About 5 minutes.
  2. While the onions are cooking, pulse the walnuts and garlic in the food processor a few times. Then add in the remaining ingredients and pulse until the mixture comes together. Lastly, add the cooked onion in and pulse a few more times.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate for later.
  4. This should keep for at least a week in the fridge. Enjoy!


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