Muhammara – Middle Eastern Paprika Relish

Muhammara is a relish, or creme, made from paprikas and walnuts. It’s a great side to most grilled meats, both fish and red meats.

Servings 4 people
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 10 oz grilled paprika
  • 5 oz walnuts
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar creme
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili
  • 2 tbsp canola oil or peanut oil
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Grilled paprikas are usually bought in glass jars. Add all ingredients in a blender and blend well. If you want more heat, add more chipotle chili. If you feel like it, add 1 crushed garlic clove, but it’s not necessary.
  • A note on the oil: avoid olive oil, it adds an undesired flavor. Use a neutral oil like canola oil or peanut oil.
    Muhammara, some of the ingredients

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