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★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Lynette !
Gulf Breeze, FL

This is a recipe that my daughter brought home from one of her trips. She loves it with warm bread and can't get enough.

★★★★★ 2
serves 2 cups
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Broil

Ingredients For acuka

  • 4
    red bell peppers
  • 3/4 c
    walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 clove
    garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil

How To Make acuka

  • 1
    Place the red bell peppers under a broiler or over a stovetop flame, turning frequently, until the skin on all sides has turned black. Remove to a large bowl and cover lightly with plastic wrap. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Once the peppers have cooled, peel off the blackened skin and remove the stems and seeds. Rinse them in running water and pat dry.
  • 3
    Chop the peppers roughly and place them, along with all the remaining ingredients except the olive oil into a food processor or blender. Pulse to roughly chop the ingredients. Then slowly pulse in the olive oil. Try not to puree the want a bit of texture in the dip.
  • 4
    Adjust the seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Serve as a dip with pita wedges, vegetables, or kebabs.