I just tried Muhammara for the first time last month when I was in Iowa for my Live Food Demo. Muhammara is a Middle Eastern red pepper spread that is spicy, garlicky, healthy and delicious! A friend of mine shared this recipe with me and I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with you!!

You’ll need:

  • 7 ounces red bell pepper (about 2 medium sized peppers)
  • 1 slice of Ezekiel bread toasted very well then torn into pieces (we’re using this as a substitute for breadcrumbs). You could also use 1/4 cup of Food For Life sprouted wheat cereal.
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 Tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Molasses
  • 1 tsp Cranberry Juice
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt to taste

Simply add all ingredients to a food processor and combine until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. For this recipe I used a Cuisinart Smart Stick mini food processor available through Amazon.

Muhammara is typically served with pita chips but I typically stay away from wheat products so I used veggies: sliced red peppers, carrots, celery, cucumber and Mary’s Gone Crackers instead. It was also be a great addition to a veggie sandwich!!

This spread is absolutely delicious and so easy to make! You can also keep the recipe entirely raw by adding another 1/4 cup walnuts instead of the toasted Ezekiel bread, it’s up to you!!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!! You’ve simply got to try it for yourself!

Linda Wagner is a skilled Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach who utilizes a holistic methodology to invigorate the mind, body & spirit. Through her extensive training and personal experiences she has found the simple keys to what really works in achieving true physical health and piece of mind. Linda provides practical information and inspiration on her website and blog and provides consultations both in her practice in Austin, TX and via web and phone for clients all over the US and abroad. For more information or to set up a consultation, email Linda at