Turkish Red Pepper & Walnut Dip Recipe

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I've had this appetizer numerous times at my favorite nearby Turkish restaurant, New Kapadokia. I finally made it myself for a number of guests and it was a big hit. Slightly sweet, slightly spicy, and very flavorful. I served it with high quality hummus and babaganoush, and the red pepper dip was the most popular. Give it a try!

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Servings: 6


Cost per serving $0.91 view details


  1. Cut the red bell peppers into large, flat pieces and place under a hot broiler until well blackened. Cool in a plastic bag. While cooling, chop the walnuts, garlic, and bread crumbs, place them in a blender or food processor, and process until finely grouind.
  2. Peel the peppers when cool, and place the peppers, chopped red chillies, olive oil, honey or pomegranate syrup, and lemon juice in the processor and process in short bursts. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the cumin and chili flakes. Season with kosher salt then cover and chill over night to let the flavors mellow. Serve a room temperature with fresh pita or other flat bread.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 87g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 128  
Calories from Fat 71 55%
Total Fat 8.13g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.03g 4%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Potassium 187mg 5%
Total Carbs 11.9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 7%
Sugars 3.42g 2%
Protein 2.67g 4%



  • deeba rajpal
    September 11, 2010
    I love this and have it bookmarked to try soon! Looks ever so good!
    • filiz
      September 11, 2010
      Cok lezetlı oluyor coook
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      • Linda Hanson
        September 13, 2010
        This was light and very flavorful! One of those dips that you can't stop eating! Very tasty!
        I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
        • Nancy Miyasaki
          September 14, 2010
          If you are looking for a delicious and different dip to serve alongside hummus with pita bread, search no further. This is yummy!
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          • Michele Grason
            September 27, 2010
            Wonderfully flavorful! I will definitely make this again.
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            • Camille
              September 14, 2010
              This looks delicious! I love middle eastern food!
              • Becky Rosenthal
                September 13, 2010
                This looks amazing! I am bookmarking it and hope to try it soon!
                • Daniel Saraga
                  September 11, 2010
                  hooomygosh this looks so good. Right up my alley. Right in time for pepper season. Thanks for posting this, John!
                  • suzybel56
                    September 11, 2010
                    Anything with red peppers or "dip" is good. I love roasted red pepper dip but this one is so much better.
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                    • John Spottiswood
                      September 13, 2010
                      Thanks for all the motivational comments Suzybel. Makes me want to keep cooking and sharing!
                    • purpleone
                      September 11, 2010
                      That looks really good. I will try it soon!

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