Muhammara is a hot pepper dip originally from Aleppo, Syria and now found in many places in Anatolia and the Levant.
Its principal ingredients are usually fresh or dried sweet peppers, ground walnuts, breadcrumbs, and olive oil. It may also contain garlic, salt, lemon juice, pomegranate syrup, and sometimes spices (e.g. cumin). It may be garnished with mint leaves.
Muhammara is referred to as Acuka in western Turkey while southeastern regions call it Muhammara.
Try our muhammara recipe.