Roasted Red Pepper and Lentil Dip

Let's talk about dips....If there's one trick I've learned over the years is that roasted red peppers can almost taste amazing in anything.

Not long ago, I hosted a dinner party, and like most they involve copious amounts of food and, of course dips. But, I didn't feel like making a fallback dip, like hummus or tzatziki. No. I felt like creating something I hadn't tried before, something that I've always wanted to make from my Arabic roots, like this Middle Eastern red pepper dip, Muhamarra. 

What is Muhamarra?

Muhammara is a roasted red pepper dip. But it’s so much more than just roasted red peppers. It's a Syrian recipe from the city of Aleppo. Along with roasted red peppers, this dip has toasted walnuts, lentils, lemon, and spicy peppers. A beautiful combination of spicy, nutty, sweet, spice and smoky... the result is dreamy.