Muhammara is a Middle Eastern paste made from roasted red peppers, walnuts, pomegranate molasses and more. I made this version for a family gathering and kept the heat level fairly low (principally for generations 1 and 4). If you'd like it hotter or even milder, by all means adjust the red chili flakes and/or paprika.
1roasted red pepper, cut into about 1-inch squares (1/2 cup)
1/2cupextra virgin olive oil
1/2cupsmall walnut pieces
1/2cupfine bread crumbs, dried or lightly toasted (I made mine from pita bread)
1/4tspred chili flakes
How To Make This Recipe
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or blender, and pulse until well combined. The red peppers will be smooth, but the walnuts should still have a pleasing nubbly texture. (If you like more texture, blend together the other ingredients and then add the walnuts, pulsing until you achieve the desired end state.) Taste and adjust the seasonings to suit your palate.