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Place of originAleppo, Syria
Main ingredientsRed peppers, walnuts, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, red chili paste, salt, olive oil, cumin

Muhammara (Arabic: محمرة‎ "reddened") or mhammara is a hot pepper dip originally from Aleppo, Syria.[1]


The principal ingredients are usually fresh or dried peppers, usually Aleppo pepper,[2] ground walnuts, breadcrumbs, and olive oil. It may also contain garlic, salt, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, and sometimes spices (e.g. cumin). It may be garnished with mint leaves.


Muhammara is eaten as a dip with bread, as a spread for toast, and as a sauce for kebabs, grilled meats, and fish.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Culinary Institute of America (2008). Garde Manger: The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen (Hardcover ed.). Wiley. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-470-05590-8.
  2. ^ "Muhammara". Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  3. ^ Muhammara Archived 2007-06-09 at the Wayback Machine