Mouhamara (Peppers & Walnut Pesto)
Recipe by my friend Afaf at Simply Heaven
1 Jar of 12 oz Roasted Pepper, well drained
1 1/4 cup lightly toasted walnuts for mixing it in the food processor with the peppers
1/2 cup walnut chunky chopped for mixing at the end to give it a crunch
3/4 cup FRESH plain bread crumbs
2 cloves minced garlic
3 tea spoons pomegranate molasses
1 table spoon lemon juice
1 tea spoon cumin
1 tea spoon Cayenne peppers (more or less it depend how hot you want it)
1 table spoon Tahini sauce
About 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt to your taste.
In the food processor add all ingredients but NOT the olive oil and Not the 1/2 cup of the chunky chopped walnuts
While the processor is running (not for long) start adding (kind of drizzling) the olive oil until it forms the perfect consistency.
In a bowl add the chunky walnuts and fold a few times to mix.
Serve in a room temp. It is great plain on crispy pita bread or a garnish for meat.
Afaf’s HOW TO photo on this page
Photo by MyLastBite, taken at Afaf’s Dinner Party on 4/25/09