Spicy Walnut Paste

This is a spicy Turkish relish usually called muhammara. It could be served with bread or salads.

Pomegranate syrup could be found in Middle Eastern stores.


  • 1/2 cups shelled walnuts
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread, crust removed and toasted
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp pomegranate syrup
  • 1 tsp hot red chili flakes or chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

Blend everything together to a paste in the food processor.

Spicy Walnut Paste