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 

Emily Fiffer
August 2017

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Credit: Christopher Testani

Recipe Summary

total:
5 mins
Yield:
1 1/3 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small skillet, toast the cumin over moderately high heat until fragrant, 1 minute. Transfer to a food processor. Add the beet, 3/4 cup of walnuts, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, garlic and the 1 1/4 teaspoons of Urfa. Pulse to finely chop. With the machine on, drizzle in the olive oil until the dip is almost smooth. Season with salt. Transfer to a small bowl and garnish with more walnuts and Urfa.

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Make Ahead

The muhammara can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Notes

Urfa biber, or Urfa pepper, is a smoky, sour Turkish chile. It’s available at laboiteny.com or amazon.com.

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