(also known as Acuka)
1 tablespoonful red pepper paste, if you can't find it; use 2 roasted red peppers instead - do NOT use roasted red pepper in a jar
3/4 cup walnuts
4-5 tablespoonful breadcrumbs
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic clove (optional)
1 tbsp red pepper, crushed -or less!
1 teaspoonful cumin
1 lemon juice
Put the walnut, garlic and breadcrumbs in the food processor and pulse 2 or 3 times. Add the lemon juice, red pepper paste (or roasted red peppers), cumin and crushed red pepper. Close the lid of the mixer. While mixing, pour in the olive oil from the small opening at the top. Make sure not to over-mix, the walnuts should still be left in small pieces.
Serve with toasted pide (pita) or toasted bread pieces.
Roasted Red Pepper
Cut off the tops of the red peppers. Discard the seeds. Cut each pepper in half. Set the oven to broil (grill), and heat it up. Place the red peppers on an oven tray (inside facing down) and place in the oven. Roast them for about 15 minutes. Leave them in a paper or plastic bag for about 10 minutes to peel off the skin easily.
* This is a vegetarian dish.