Let's mix it up a little. Your friends are all expecting you to bring hummus and baby carrots. Bring this red pepper spread and amaze them. On days I don't want to cook I have been known to cook up a batch of pasta and while the pasta is cooking throw together a bath of Muhammara. Toss the two together and voila dinner.
Toast your walnuts for a couple of minutes in a dry pan over medium heat.
Place all the ingredients (including the walnuts) in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Taste and adjust for your personal taste by adding more spice (paprika) or thin it with olive oil. I personally like to throw in a splash of the liquid that comes with the red peppers.
Garnish any darn way you want. I garnish it every which way. Some of my favorite garnish are toasted pine nuts, fresh mint and a squeeze of fresh lemon.
Serve with pita, toasted bread or a spoon.
Will keep covered in the fridge for 3 days. Just wake it up with little lemon juice and give it a good stir before serving.