There’s a sauce called muhammara that normally is used for dips. How about we give it a different use? How would muhammara taste with our favorite pizza recipe? Let’s find out!
Muhammara is rather easy to make as long as you have the ingredients and a means to mix them together, like a blender. You also will have to roast the bell peppers separately, and that may take a while. For the purposes of this recipe, we’ll use the oven to do it.
Luckily, muhammara is a thick sauce, given how it’s used for dips often, so you shouldn’t have much trouble applying it on your pizza. This will give a new flavor to your recipes!
- 4 roasted bell peppers
- 1 cup walnuts
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- First you must roast the bell peppers. Put them onto a baking sheet brushed with olive oil — don't use the 1/4 cup required for the sauce itself — and let them roast for 20 minutes. After that time, give the bell peppers a half turn, and let them roast for another 20 minutes. Don't worry if the bell peppers look charred and somewhat dried up, that's normal.
- Put all the ingredients into a blender and turn it all into pureé. If it's too thick to be spread, you may add some warm water, but remember it's important for the sauce to not be watery.