It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal! I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation. It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a recipe from and in turn someone else will be assigned your blog. All you have to do is choose a recipe, make it and blog about it on the specified date. The only rule is to keep it a secret! If you are interested in learning more, or want to join the club, please visit the Secret recipe club website.
The blog I got assigned this month is Deanna’s The Mommy Bowl. She has a beautiful blog full of amazing gluten free, dairy free and vegan recipes. I was fascinated by how much there is to learn! Make sure to check it out! While browsing through Deanna’s site I got immediately hooked to one particular recipe: Muhammara. Why?? Well, I must admit the name had something to do with it… but really, I love dips and this is a delicious and healthy dip that is going to become a part of my dip menu for my future parties. It tastes so good, a little nutty and a little sweet and sour… It is hard to describe it… just make it, it takes 5 minutes and you will love it! Thank you so much for sharing such a fantastic recipe Deanna! Please, make sure you drop by Deanna at The Mommy Bowl and check out her beautiful site!
I also want to thank Angie from Big Bear’s Wife who is my group’s hostess for all her help!!!
Recipe adapted from The Mommy Bowl
1 red capsicum, roasted and seeded
2 tbsp bread crumbs
½ cup walnuts, toasted
1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
½ tbsp tomato paste
½ tsp salt
1 tsp lemon juice
1 small clove garlic, minced
1 tsp chilly powder (I added this for a little kick)
Start by roasting the capsicum. You can do so on the stove, or by baking it in the oven for a few minutes. Peel it and seed it and keep it aside to cool down for a few minutes.
Put all the ingredients in a mixer and blend them. Be sure not to over blend as you do want some texture to it.
Let it stand for 20 minutes before eating.
Decorate with some more walnuts and a drizzle of olive oil and serve with tortilla chips or toasted bread.