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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 crudit├ęs. 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