Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

  • Preparation Time5 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves8
  • DifficultyEasy
185ml pomegranate juice or 4 tsps of pomegranate molasses
75g walnuts
3 tbsps unseasoned bread crumbs
15ml lemon juice
500g jarred roasted red peppers, drained
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground cumin, plus more for garnish
15ml olive oil, plus 5ml for garnish
Pita Toasts, for serving
1) Put the pomegranate juice, into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until juice is reduced to about two tablespoons, about six minutes. Set aside to cool and thicken.

2) Toast the walnuts in a dry frying pan over a medium-high heat until fragrant, about two minutes. Set aside to cool.

3) Put the walnuts and bread crumbs into a food processor and process until finely ground. Add the reduced pomegranate juice or pomegranate molasses, lemon juice, red peppers, cayenne pepper and cumin and process until smooth.

4) With the processor on add the olive oil in a thin stream. Season with salt, to taste.

5) Sprinkle with cumin and olive oil and serve with pita toasts.

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