Emily Fiffer and Heather Sperling of Botanica in Los Angeles created this vibrant purple dip when they were trying to “Botanica-ize” the traditional Middle Eastern red pepper dip. “I love the texture and sweet earthiness that comes from the raw beet,” says Fiffer. Slideshow: More Beet Recipes
The muhammara can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Urfa biber, or Urfa pepper, is a smoky, sour Turkish chile. It’s available at laboiteny.com or amazon.com.