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An Eye-Catching Alternative to the Same Old Dip
You already know hummus—now meet its cousin, muhammara, a Middle Eastern bell pepper and nut spread that's tangy and sweet. In Arabic, the dish's name means "brick-colored," which is the color that results when sweet bell peppers are pureed with meaty walnuts and tart pomegranate molasses. Serve with pita chips or crudités. The flavor improves if you make this dip one or two days before serving; and, it keeps for up to a week.

Get the recipe: Muhammara