Brie & Muhammara

This Middle Eastern condiment is a harmonious blend of tang, sweet, spice and crunch. Once you’ve paired it with Brie, it will become an excellent addition to your cheese platter.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 40 min - 45 min
Yields 6 - 8 Servings
brie muhammara

Ingredients

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) walnut pieces
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) cumin seeds
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) homemade or store-bought pomegranate syrup
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) chili flakes
  • salt
  • 1 package of lesley stowe’s raincoast crisps® original or fig and olive crackers
  • 10 oz (300 g) Canadian Brie sliced
  • Pomegranate syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) pomegranate juice

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).

Roast peppers in an oven-safe baking dish for 30 minutes or until the skin begins to blacken. Remove from the oven and cover with aluminum foil. Let cool.

Lower oven heat to 375°F (190°C). Place nuts and cumin in an oven-safe baking dish. Toast in the oven for 10–12 minutes. Let cool.

Place nuts, cumin and garlic in a food processor and process until finely chopped; transfer to a bowl.

Remove skin, stems and seeds from peppers. Place in food processor with olive oil and process until finely chopped. Transfer to the bowl with nut mixture. In the same bowl, add breadcrumbs, pomegranate syrup, basil and chili flakes. Stir and season with salt.

Serve the muhammara on lesley stowe’s raincoast crisps®topped with cheese.    ®lesley stowe’s raincoast crisps is a registered trademark of Lesley Stowe Fine Foods Ltd., used under license. Pomegranate syrup Pour pomegranate juice into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce until juice is syrupy.Transfer to a jar and let cool.

Tips

Cheese alternative: Canadian Camembert.

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Nutrition

Nutritional Information

per serving
Energy: 310 Calories
Protein: 12 g
Carbohydrate: 22 g
Fat: 20 g
Fibre: 2.3 g
Sodium: 397 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

 
(% DV*)
Calcium: 12 % / 131 mg
Vitamin C: 64 %
Vitamin B12: 31 %
Folate: 29 %
Selenium: 27 %