Cumin Muhammara

A superb, fresh, very quick salad made in the food processor

What you need


3 to 4 large sweet red peppers, roasted, deseeded

3 cloves garlic, crushed

4 thick slices of bread, stale or very lightly toasted

150ml, 5floz extra-virgin olive oil

2½ teaspoons Green Saffron fresh cumin, coarse ground

½ a fresh red chilli, deseeded

3 teaspoons pomegranate molasses

Juice of 1 fresh lime

2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground

Small handful walnuts

How to make it

  1. Place everything in the food processor, APART FROM the walnuts and blitz to a coarse texture
  2. check the seasoning. [This salad resembles a dip; it mustn’t be wet or sloppy so you might need to rectify as required with extra bread or olive oil, then check seasoning again]
  3. add the walnuts and pulse briefly so they’re only just crushed
  4. leave for a couple of hours before serving.

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