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!


A Middle Eastern touch you can use on your pizza
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: homemade muhammara, homemade sauce recipe, middle eastern sauce, muhammara recipe


  • Blender


  • 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 pureĆ©. 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.