Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ali Baba!

Oh my, hummus and Muhamara (Walnut, fresh red belle peppers, burghol, blended with fresh onions, lemon juice and hot sauce, topped with olive oil).  The Tabbouleh was filled with parsley, as it should be.  The hummus was smooth and creamy. And the falafel were shaped like hearts!  What is not to love?

Muhamara 
Makes Approximately 2 cups

Ingredients:
1 cup      Roasted Red Pepper
3/4 cup   Walnuts, toasted, chopped
2 TBS     Pomegranate Molasses (can be found at Indian, Persian or Mediterranean Markets)
1/4 tsp.   Salt
1/4 tsp    Cumin
2 TBS     Breadcrumbs
1 TBS     Harissa (Middle Eastern Hot Pepper Paste)
2 tsp.       Fresh Lemon Juice

Method:Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.  Serve as a spread, add to hummus for flavor and heat or spread on grilled meats, poultry and fish.