Muhammara is a middle eastern roasted red pepper and walnut dip similar in consistency to hummus. It’s rich, nutty, and sweet and pairs perfectly with crisp vegetables for a vegan/paleo/whole 30 cocktail party offering. This dip is ready in under thirty minutes and can be prepared up to 3 days in advance. I love serving individual portions in plastic party cups – they’re pretty, fun, and portable. Perfect party food!
It’s day 5 of holiday party appetizer week, and I have to say – this has been the most fun week on the blog that I’ve ever had. We’re finishing up our cocktail party menu with this sweet, nutty middle eastern red pepper dip called muhammara. It’s pronounced “moora-moora” and that’s because you want to eat more and more. Heh. Heh. Heh. Okay, I’ll stop now.
But seriously, muhammara is my jam. I got really into this dip the first time Cameron and I did a Whole 30. We are snackers by nature (sorry hardcore W30-ers) and we needed something to fill that void. Muhammara fills it perfectly. It’s just sweet enough to curb a craving, and packed with enough protein and fat to feel rich and satisfying.
It’s also a rockstar party food, and I make this for nearly every gathering we host. It’s vegetarian, vegan, paleo, whole 30, grain free, gluten free, and dairy free, which means guests of nearly every dietary persuasion will have at least one thing they can enjoy – and that one thing happens to be easy and fast to prepare, and incredibly tasty to boot….