All posts tagged: Arabic

Muhammara: Roasted Red Bell Peppers & Walnut Dip

This bright and super flavourful dip is a show stopper and a crowd pleaser for sure.Smoky flavours of roasted red bell peppers combined with a hint of garlic,a burst of lemon juice and olive oil mingle together to make up this delightful Middle Eastern Mezze. If your taste buds are sharp enough you will detect the slightly coarse texture that is brought about by the addition of breadcrumbs and coarsely ground walnuts. This classic dip traces  its origins to Aleppo Syria,and now a popular accompaniment with most Levantine cuisine. A key ingredient that lends a vibrant colour to this dip is Pomegranate Molasses.I do believe the brilliant red tones and the tartness of this deeply flavoured Muhamarra ,lies in the addition  of the molasses.I’ve been impatient to make this for quite awhile now and glad that I  went ahead and made some.

Beetroot Hummus

Hummus, the  delightful and quintessential middle eastern dip that works magical as a healthy and delicious snack. A combination of crushed chickpeas, tahini (sesame paste) some lemon juice,garlic and olive oil all blended together to luscious creamy texture. And Voila a delicious dip to serve with grilled meats,crisp pita or even some chopped vegetables. How about jazzing up your favorite Hummus recipe with the goodness of beetroot? I’ve used some beetroot puree into a batch that I made up earlier this week.The beetroot adds a wonderful vibrant hue to the hummus, lends a delicate flavour too and looks absolutely stunning. The best part about this recipe is that it comes together in less than 10 minutes. I have used boiled beetroots that have been pureed but you may like to roast the beets to elevate the flavours, if you like. What You Will Need: Chickpeas (tinned) Tahini Garlic Olive Oil Lemon Juice Salt Yogurt Beetroot Puree Sumac How To Use The Beets: You may use fresh beets that have been boiled, skin removed and pureed. …