Muhammara: easy and original

created by Eloisa Faltoni
Muhammara: easy and original

The Muhammara is a red bell pepper sauce. It seems to be of Syrian origin, although some say it is Lebanese. It is straightforward to prepare and requires only a few ingredients. I love to use it as a mid-afternoon snack with vegetable sticks or prepare it when I have guests, along with other sauces like classic hummus, eggplant hummus, and baba ganoush. Everyone will enjoy this appetizer!


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Phase 3 Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:


  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 1/2 fresh red pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup of pecan (or walnuts)
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of EVO oil
  • Salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C)
  2. Wash the pepper well and put it whole on a baking tray lined with silver foil
  3. Lower the temperature to 350° F (180°C) and put the tray
  4. Cook the pepper for 45/50 minutes, remembering to turn it once in a while
  5. When the pepper is cooked let it cool and then peel and remove all the seeds
  6. Put all the ingredients in a batitoda and crush until there is a homogeneous cream
  7. I reserve a pecan nut to decorate

This recipe is compatible with the Fast Metabolism Diet – FMD Phase 3; With these quantities, you got 2 servings of healthy fats for <20 pounds.

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