Muhammara dip with labneh
February 5, 2015 • Category: Mezze/Appetizers, Vegan
This dip was a last minute inspiration. I had bought several pounds of beautiful Iranian walnuts (orders were placed from relatives) at the Iranian exhibit downtown. Big and gorgeous whitish walnuts. I made muhammara, of course, and it occurred to me that it would taste good combined with labneh. Sure enough! If you try it, let me know what you think.
2 cups of walnuts, previously soaked in tap water for one hour and drained
2 red bell pepper and one hot chili pepper if desired, roasted or broiled and peeled and seeded (once charred, place in a bag, seal and peel and seed)
1 shallot or small white onion
1 teaspoon garlic, mashed
salt, to taste
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1/2 cup olive oil (more, as needed for a smooth texture)
1 cup (or more) of prepared labneh (yogurt drained overnight)
Place the walnuts in the bowl of a food processor. Grind and add the rest of the ingredients through the feed tube. Adjust the texture with more oil if needed. Taste and adjust seasoning.
When ready to serve, pour the amount desired into a bowl and add the labneh. Swirl a bit (or leave the two side by side), and serve with potato chips or pita chips.
8 Comments • Comments Feed
Julia Olsen says:
Gosh, it looks delicious! It’s a must try for me! Yum!
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Thank you for an awesome recipe!
On February 5, 2015 at 8:54 pm
@Julia Olsen: sure thanks!
On February 7, 2015 at 7:44 am
Alicia (foodycat) says:
I want to eat that! How delicious.
On February 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm
That sounds like a delicious combination! I’ll bet the walnuts you used were beautiful and so fresh.
On February 7, 2015 at 10:39 pm
Thank you so much Joumana. Labne gives a very tender touch to muhamara without weakening richness of flaviours. It even gives kind of oxigen and fresh breath to it.
On February 8, 2015 at 3:13 pm
so i like Muhammara and labneh dip thankyou for that it’s beatuful
On February 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Hi joumana …
I’ m from Iran
I very like your foods
be nice and happy :))
On February 9, 2015 at 4:14 pm
Oui, Chef says:
So creative, AND beautiful. Wish I had some with chips right now!
On February 13, 2015 at 11:21 pm