Tired of the usual homemade dips in your rotation? Add Muhammara to the mix. I was recently introduced to this Middle Eastern puree of roasted red peppers, walnuts, and pomegranate molasses. If you're extra ambitious, roast the red peppers instead of using the jarred kind.
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Although I've had some incredibly good meatless sandwiches in my life, whenever I make them at home they tend to come out overstuffed, messy, and muddled. With the meat gone, I often add too many vegetables that don't play well...
Something wasn't quite right with this Bon Appétit recipe for roasted red pepper salad with bacon and pine nuts. While the roasted red peppers were delicious, the dressing tasted fine, and the colors were vibrant, there wasn't much contrast in the salad and it ended up feeling sloppy. But I finally figured out why when I realized I had forgotten to toss in the pine nuts.