Have you ever tried Muhammara? It is Mediterranean spread made with roasted peppers, tomato paste, and paprika. This dish is so simple yet bursting with flavor. The entire recipe involves no cooking and can be made in just a few minutes! This recipe for California Walnut Muhammara is great to serve as a side dish or can be a great appetizer when entertaining friends.

A great thing about this recipe is its versatility. While it is recommended to serve alongside bread or fresh vegetables, you can serve this spread with almost anything that you like! This entire recipe can be made in the food processor for easy cleanup. Start by blending your walnuts, add your roasted peppers, tomato paste, and spices, and puree until smooth! Don’t forget to top your Muhammara with olive oil, parsley, and more walnuts! This dish is best served with a side of freshly toasted bread.

This recipe is filled with nutrient rich veggies, but the real star of the show are the tomatoes! Did you know that canned tomatoes are even more nutritious than fresh tomatoes? This is because they are cooked prior to being packaged. The cooking process allows our bodies to absorb lycopene, an antioxidant, much more easily than in fresh tomatoes. Lycopene is an antioxidant and is effective in preventing many diseases such as heart disease and cancer. The next time your recipe calls for tomatoes, grab a can of tomatoes and know that you are choosing a healthy option!

Get the full recipe for California Walnut Muhammara by visiting our friends at California Walnuts.

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